The service provides for comparison of opinions expressed online in blog posts and statements on social networking sites. It allows for linking and comparisons among statements on a topic to trigger evaluation of persuasive effect and influence on the opinions of others. The goal of the service is to foster dialogue and comparison among statements of opinion in a way that captures attention of audiences interested in a topic, including public officials and other decision makers.
API methods support definition and interaction with application domains. Methods allow creation and management of user listings and applications associated with those users along with topic and category tags to match statements of opinion about the same matter. The API also handles comments on statements of opinion logged with the service.
Of the many APIs we published this week, thirteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those thirteen, which included the Embarke API. Embarke is a gateway developer tool allowing developers to connect to Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and Email through Embarke’s messaging platform.
We all have strong opinions on issues that are close to our hearts, but for the most part, they remain just our opinions and often never create the change we may long to see. In particular, it's the decisions that will have a real impact on our everyday lives that are left in the hands of the big decision makers like politicians, administrators or managers; but what if there was a way for the general public to get their voices heard? That's where Opinionage comes in; an online service that enables users to share and compare opinions socially with the potential to make a big enough stir to catch the attention of those in power.