The book Social Media Mining with R is a timely text for researchers and practitioners, specially those in social sciences who want to apply the methods of social media mining and learn basic R. The author provided a good balance of theory and step-by-step approach on how to implement different social media mining techniques (e.g. lexicon-based sentiments). However, the book lacks thorough explanation on how to interpret results from the different social media mining techniques.
The book is useful as complementary material. Major books on social media mining and learning R are still necessary.