Scraping Edlab Blog with BeautifulSoup
I've done a little fun homework using BeautifulSoup
to scrape our Edlab blog up to page 50 and decide who has the most comments around.
Snapshot of all Edlabbers and number of comments for public posts (not counting private ones)
You can read more and see the script on my Medium blog
or ask for your number of comments from me.
This technique can be used in our library data collection and visualization or learn about users on Vialogues and New Learning TImes. The data received can easily be recomposed into web representation, data dashboard, visualization or excel files without any backend overhauling or databases.
p.s. some interesting stuff--visualizing your closest fans in Edlab by deciding who comment t on your post, a chronological graph of old and new edlabbers based on the timestamp, etc.