Retrieves the share count of URLs on LinkedIn

Description

Takes a URL and returns a data frame with the original URL and the number of shares on LinkedIn. 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_linkedin(links, sleep.time = 0)

Arguments

links

URL to be tracked on LinkedIn

sleep.time

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

Value

Returns the original URL and the number of shares on LinkedIn.

Author(s)

Marco T. Bastos

References

Information about the LinkedIn API is available at https://developer.linkedin.com/apis

Examples

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get_linkedin("http://www.nytimes.com/")