This Python source code for Twitter API is based on "Mining the Social Web (Second Edition) and provides sample code for accessing Twitter's API for development and oAuth access for production purposes, discovering trending topics, searching for tweets, constructing convenient function calls, saving and restoring JSON data with flat-text files, using MongoDB, sampling the Twitter firehose with the Streaming API, collecting time-series data, extracting tweet entities, finding the most popular tweet and tweets in a collection of tweets, tabulating frequency analysis, finding users who have retweeted a status, extracting a retweet attribution, making robust Twitter requests, resolving user profile information, extracting tweet entities from arbitrary text, getting friends and followers for a user, analyzing user's friends and followers, harvesting a user's tweet, crawling a friendship graph, analyzing tweet content, summarizing link targets, and analyzing a user's favorite tweet.
I thought the social network space was filled up by the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, kind of like how online bookstores have been dominated by companies led by Amazon. Sure, there are new social network competitors, but we grok the beast. But just when LinkedIn seemed to define the boundaries of social networking, Instagram comes out of nowhere and suddenly we understand less than we thought. Far from set in its ways, of social networking is being rocked by waves of game changers. In an article in Fortune, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes serves up 7 contenders to watch in 2013.
A few weeks ago, Twitter reported a bug related to its Account Activity API. Twitter has since investigated the matter with potentially affected partners and taken remediation efforts. Now, Twitter has reported the exact requirements for the bug to have potentially affected partners.
Facebook has launched a new Continuous Live Video API that enables developers to broadcast long and persistent streaming video to the world's largest social network. Previously, Facebook Live streams were limited to 90 minutes, but thanks to the new API, third parties can broadcast longer events.