Social Media Mining with R has had a fantastic first month. So far, we’ve received good feedback from technical editors, invited reviewers, and the general public. We’ve also been able to successfully field queries from users, who, fortunately, have had very few technical issues to report (and no systematic ones).
Though the evidence hasn’t accumulated enough to put a tight confidence interval around this estimate, so far the average rating on Amazon for Social Media Mining with R is 4.4 out of 5 stars. Reviewers have been making nice holistic comments such as “If you are a beginner in this area, I really recommend this book,” as well as hitting on specifics, such as “Danemman and Heimann take us by the hand and guide us step by step through each of these methods.”
Additionally, we’ve been flattered by peers and colleagues reaching out to us, expressing their interest in using the book as part of syllabi for courses in marketing, communications, and sociology departments. We look forward to hearing back from these instructors on how we can improve the book, and possibly provide additional supporting materials.