Kindly help with social media integration into website

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Hello,
As part of an internship,I'm required to integrate social media website data for analysis.The first step is of course to get the relevant data from these sites,like facebook etc.,i.e.,I'm required to lift the data from these sites and make it available for analysis.
I've never had any experience with any of this before.If anyone could point me in the right direction with regard to starting point,the different tools and APIs I'll need to use etc.,I'll sure be grateful.
The basic idea is to have a site where people come into the site,may log in to the networking site(facebook,twitter etc.)and upon confirming the legal stuff,will allow usa of public data for analysis.
Thanks.
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ukulshrestha

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Brianna

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Hello,

Thanks for your message! Yola is generally used for small business and personal websites. While what you are requesting may be possible with Yola, it is not something that we have support staff trained on. What I can suggest is that you have a peek at one of our customer's websites http://rapitweet.co.uk/ where he has integrated Twitter API on his site. Another suggestion I have is researching how to integrate such a feature on a website using your favorite search engine.

I am sorry that we are not able to assist you with this integration. Please be assured that if you have any difficulties with the sitebuilder, we will gladly assist you.

Kind Regards,
Brianna
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Hello,

I'm not sure how to make Facebook data available for analysis, but Twitter makes it surprisingly easy to obtain data.

Firstly, can I suggest you look at http://dev.twitter.com/ where you can find details of integrating the API and using it. As Brianna said, http://rapitweet.co.uk is an example of Twitter integration. When I made that site, I used a platform called '@Anywhere' which allows deeper integration with Twitter. Please be aware that you will have to have a Twitter account to use @Anywhere, as it requires you to register your app with Twitter.

Some other links that may be useful for you:

http://dev.twitter.com/console - Twitter's 'Twurl' console (to check functions and parameters)
http://dev.twitter.com/doc - API Documentation
http://dev.twitter.com/anywhere/begin - Introduction to @Anywhere

Like I said, I don't know how to do this with Facebook, you may wish to check their Developer docs for that info - http://developers.facebook.com

Hope this helps,

Callum