I recently discovered a new R package for connecting to the LinkedIn API. Unfortunately the LinkedIn API seems pretty limited to begin with; for example, you can only get basic data on companies, and this is detached from data on individuals. I'd like to get data on all employees of a given company, which you can do manually on the site but is not possible through the API.
Does anyone know any web scraping tools or techniques applicable to the current format of the LinkedIn site, or ways of bending the API to carry out more flexible analysis? Preferably in R or web based, but certainly open to other approaches.