Social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter offer tremendous opportunity for people to share information with each other. This information is simply data, organized in a friendly form for your use on the Web. It’s also great raw material for interesting analysis in SAS ® – if you can get it there. This paper describes how to use SAS and SAS ® Enterprise Guide ® to extract data from social network sites using published APIs, with Facebook and Twitter as examples, and then perform basic analysis on the results
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