Retrieves the number of Facebook likes, shares, and comments of a specific URL

Description

Takes a URL and returns a data frame withe the original URL, normalized URL, number of Facebook shares, likes, comments, total hits, clicks, Facebook ID of comments, and comments box count. The function accepts the optional variable sleep.time (default=0) to avoid hitting API limits (if implemented). Use sleep.time to define the number of seconds the function will wait before proceeding to the next URL. If the URLs are shortened, you will have to first resolve them using the function get_url().

Usage

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get_facebook(links, sleep.time = 0)

Arguments

links

URL to be tracked on Facebook

sleep.time

Number of seconds the function will wait before proceeding to the next URL (optional)

Value

Returns the original URL, normalized URL, number of Facebook shares, likes, comments, total hits, clicks, Facebook ID of comments, and comments box count.

Author(s)

Marco T. Bastos

References

Information about the Facebook API is available at https://developers.facebook.com/

Examples

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get_facebook("http://www.google.com/")