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Reality Mining, are you ready?

I saw an interesting program recently that opened my eyes to a fascinating concept. It is nothing new, in fact, social data mining has been an institution for years. Every time you engage with social or enterprise systems that data is being used to create a profile. Reality mining, is predicting human behavior through identification […]

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Create your own scraper and endpoints. Sort of…

YQL (Yahoo! Query Language) gives you some possible control over creating scrapers and rest endpoints very quickly. Uses basic SQL syntax. http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console/?q=select%20*%20from%20html%20where%20url%3D’http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fworld’%20and%20xpath%3D’%2F%2Fdiv%5B%40class%3D%22content%22%5D%2F%2Fdiv%5B%40class%3D%22txt%22%5D%2Fp’#h=select%20*%20from%20html%20where%20url%3D%27http%3A//www.pinterest.com/hersheycompany%27%20and%20xpath%3D%27//*%5Bcontains%28concat%28%22%20%22%2C%20normalize-space%28@class%29%2C%20%22%20%22%29%2C%20%22%20UserInfoBar%20%22%29%5D/ul%27 [...]

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