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Course Time: 3 hours


APIs are available on most modern websites, and provide an easy way to integrate the websites functionalities into your code. The API that will be focused on is the Twitter API, which which will be used to mine tweets about the event.


Social media, especially twitter, is becoming a hot topic among many investors, as its trends can often predict behavior of the stock market. This course will focus on how Twitter data can be live streamed, and will feature a worked example of the Yahoo hack, that was revealed on December 14th, 2016.


  • Contact the Twitter REST API
  • Get insights on how rich the information in social media is
  • Format requests to contact other REST APIs
  • Understand a JSON response
  • Be able to get information out of a JSON response
  • Understand how to get data from social media and integrate it into code
  • Apply their knowledge do stream data live from social media and make effective use of it in their code



APIs, Social Media Data, and their Real World Applications

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