Ever wondered what impact your active presence on the Web has? For example, when you write a blog post or tweet about something, you may be interested in how many tweets your post receives and how many users can potentially reach your post. There are many ways to measure your social impact, however, to cover all social channels and platforms can be difficult to achieve. A Silicon Valley based company BackType builds an analytics platform that helps you understand your social impact at large. BackType's major goal is to give users a very comprehensive view of all social media. Today, it supports over one million sites and networks including Twitter and Facebook. When your app wants to get all the data that comes from Twitter, you can use the Twitter's Streaming API which is the subject to various limits. BackType, however, belongs among those few that have the unlimited access to the full Twitter firehose. It can access more than 50 million tweets a day coursing through Twitter.
The Salsa Commons API is a REST and XML API that, as Salsa explains, "At it's simplest, using the Salsa API may consist of just a form placed on an external website ... At it's most complex, you could use a Ruby library to authenticate, pull down information on recent supporters and events, validate that data, change it, and submit it back to the node, while generating and displaying counts of petition signers -- all through the API."
Twitter feed, Facebook feed, Linkedin feed. Fed up yet? Nexalogy NX has come to the rescue, at least to help out with organizing your Twitter feed. You sign in through Twitter to access Nexame, which will show you, within your network, the most important trends, people and ideas. It's such simple yet powerful idea that it makes you wonder, why didn't Twitter think of this? Here's a chart that's worth a thousand words. It shows the top 10 concencepts being discussed in your network. As you can imagine, there is also a top 10 hashtags chart, an interest map of the major themes in your discussions, and more.