Scraping Together Best (Scraping) Practices: Is There an API for That?

Despite its evocative name, “web scraping” is just a blitz of electrical impulses zipping across fiber at approximately the speed of light. Not so easy to envision. I find, however, that many digital phenomena, like this one, are best demystified and understood by conjuring an analogue:  Last Sunday, those who braved New York City streets to run the Marathon careened down Central Park West, visibly fatigued as they neared the end of the race. The Continue Reading →