The Camplight SDK is a Python implementation of the Campfire API as vanilla XML/JSON over HTTP and returns Account, Rooms, Search, Messages and more. Campfire is like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups. It allows you to Save transcripts, Share text, files, and code in real time.
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have some new company. The Klout API is launching a new service to "sign in with Klout." Called KloutPass, it gives developers access to user influence data at the moment someone signs in. It also gives Klout the opportunity to be a stealthy player in the coming identity wars.
There are now 700 social mashups in our mashup directory. Social apps are growing quickly, as we noted when the directory reached 5,000 total mashups. Social mashups now make up 9% of the directory, up from less than 3% in 2008. The growth has been pushed forward primarily by two social stalwarts: the Twitter API and the Facebook API.