Here is an interview with Karthik Ram, who has co-created the rOpenSci project, which helps make REST APIs consumable by the R language. Developers can take note of this - R is one of the widely used statistical languages in the world, and has many GUIs for making advanced data mining easily available.
Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.