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July 23, 2008
Single purpose API
For over a year developers have been asking for an API from Quora, the Q&A site that has recently exploded in popularity. The company had been waiting until there were "enough users and content on Quora." A browser extension outed the interface and now there is an officially released, but still alpha Quora API.
With Facebook's IPO scheduled for the 18th this month, many are questioning the nearly $100 billion valuation. No one argues that individuals and companies of many shapes and sizes currently use facebook as a marketing tool. The argument boiling around Facebook is whether advertising on Facebook works. Most social websites that drive revenue through selling ad space have proprietary tools that measure ROI. However, Buddy Media hopes to remove the "anarchy" of social media marketing and give deeper insight to advertising across multiple social media sites with its new unified social media API.
A look at the new U.S. General Servisces Administration's Digital Registry API which compiles all 6,000+ social media accounts managed by U.S. Government agencies, and a look at six ways external developers can make use of the API to build innovative products and create new analytics services.1