[This API is no longer available. It has been split into multiple APIs, including the Twitter Ads API, Twitter Search Tweets API, and Twitter Direct Message API.
This profile is maintained for historical, research, and reference purposes only.]
The Twitter micro-blogging service includes two RESTful APIs. The Twitter REST API methods allow developers to access core Twitter data. This includes update timelines, status data, and user information. The Search API methods give developers methods to interact with Twitter Search and trends data. The API presently supports the following data formats: XML, JSON, and the RSS and Atom syndication formats, with some methods only accepting a subset of these formats.
Twitter has announced two new features for its v2 API; endpoints that provide access to Likes and blocks data. This latest update to v2, originally launched last August, will give third-party application developers access to more data and is meant to bring the API closer to parity with v1.1.
When Twitter announced the launch of V2 of the Twitter API, the company highlighted the importance of providing elevated access pathways for developers that qualify based on the intended use. Today the company has announced a new tailored product track intended for use by academic researchers.
Although there is plenty of negative news about how social media is invading our privacy and affecting our society as a whole, it appears popularity hasn't waned. In this article we present the ten most popular Social APIs as determined by website traffic on ProgrammableWeb.