This Python source code for Twitter API is based on "Mining the Social Web (2nd Edition)", and supplies code samples for authorizing application access, retrieving trends, displaying API responses as pretty-printed JSON, computing intersections of two set trends, collecting search results, extracting text, screen names, and hashtags from tweets, creating frequency distributions from words in tweets, using prettytable to display tuples in tabular format, calculation of lexical diversity, finding popular retweets, looking up authors of retweets, plotting frequencies of words, generating histograms of words, screen names, and hashtags, and generating histograms of retweets counts.
microPledge enters the emerging market for small scale financial services. This service allows everyday people to contribute to a common goal that requires something more than higher ideals: money! It is geared specifically toward software development, which makes the microPledge API a niche offering.
Topsy, a leading social analytics solutions provider, has just announced the launch of a brand new set of social data APIs that have been added to Topsy API Services. The new set of APIs allow developers to integrate social metrics, insights, and content from any time period or in real time directly into applications.
Less than a month ago, Google made all public activities available via its "firehose." Last week, the search giant updated the Buzz API again with several interesting features, including a limited firehose, which is calls a "garden hose."