October 13, 2009
Filtering, curation, aggregation and relevance have long been touted as the next important steps for social media. In actual fact we've had curation services in the form of Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious and many more for a long time. However, the questions "How do I find the blog post, tweet, facebook update, photo or check-in that is most relevant to me?" and "How do I know I've not missed a really important piece of news?" are still asked daily. So, there still isn't a definite answer - or a definitive service. Cadmus started off as a "real-time filtering service" for a product called ViewPoint, but has grown into a self-standing application and the Cadmus API can help users and developers answer these questions.
The power of social media is something that businesses have and are quickly catching on to, as the amount of valuable data available from this source can play a big part in big business decision making. Buzzboot is a service that aims to seize this valuable information and create a tool to help businesses achieve more. It's a social media business platform that allows companies to retrieve, monitor, manage and evaluate relevant data from forums, blogs and social networks. Users can maximise this data mining extraction experience with the help of Buzzboot's API.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Sentiment, Messaging, and other categories. Also added were client libraries for use with Walmart's Open APIs.