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Comment nous avons enquêté avec les données d'Airbnb

Comment nous avons enquêté avec les données d'Airbnb
Demain et dès à présent sur le site web du Temps, vous pourrez lire une enquête de notre journaliste Julie Conti sur Airbnb à Genève. L’article s’intéresse à cette plate-forme de location de logements fondée en 2008 par des Américains, et qui connaît un immense succès dans le monde entier. Et cette enquête contient une bonne dose de datajournalisme. Du journalisme de données Tout est parti d’une question. Dans de nombreuses grandes villes - Paris, New-York, Berlin - Airbnb est accusé de confisquer le marché locatif. Pour répondre à ces questions, nous aurions pu, en surfant sur le site, en lisant les commentaires, aller récupérer des informations et des témoignages au cas par cas. Nous avons essayé de travailler un peu différemment, en nous appuyant sur les données, pour tenter une approche plus globale. Voici donc le mode d’emploi de cette enquête. Première étape, récupérer les données, la matière première indispensable. Scraper, comment ça marche ? Un tableau de 1000 lignes

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