For the past few months, the API of microblog site Twitter has been used as the basis for many popular and creative mashups. Now Facebook, with the launch of its highly anticipated Open Stream API, is attempting to gain some attention as a platform for social networking applications.
Push is the new pull. And everyone's doing it. If you're still pulling, it's probably about time you stopped all of that, as Twitter announced on Monday that they are opening up the Site Streams beta. App developers are salivating at the prospect of all those status updates being showered on them from Twitter's engorged hosepipe.