Twitter Hosebird Client (hbc) is a Java HTTP client code library that consumes Twitter’s Streaming API. In Github, users can find features pertinent to GZip support, OAuth support, and relevant events. Also, they can see introductory tips, quick start example, details, modules, and testing guides. The authors are Steven Liu and Kevin Oliver. To report issues, users can visit https://github.com/twitter/hbc/issues
After four months, Facebook is set to open its timeline actions to developers this week, according to AllThingsD. The feature is an addition to the Facebook Graph API that allows developers to assign verbs for actions users perform within applications. For example, how users now "like" things, they'll also be able to "read" articles, "play" games and "listen" to music. I would expect many, many actions to be submitted to Facebook for approval, especially related to game-specific acts. It's too early to tell how closely the social network will watch its pending list of actions, though there's a clear approval process.