Yahoo! Social SDKs showcase how to develop applications with social directory and contacts components. This kit has ben created in Python language for developers who prefer to work with this language. On the GitHub site, instructions to start the development process include SimpleJSON, OAuth, and OpenID requirements along with guides with installation, examples, and tests resources.
There are now 700 social mashups in our mashup directory. Social apps are growing quickly, as we noted when the directory reached 5,000 total mashups. Social mashups now make up 9% of the directory, up from less than 3% in 2008. The growth has been pushed forward primarily by two social stalwarts: the Twitter API and the Facebook API.