CrowdRiff has announced API access to its Visual Influence platform. API access to CrowdRiff features allow users to deliver user-generated photos and associated features to marketing products and campaigns. Features include social media search, calls to action, photo acquisition, and more.
Here is an interview with Dr Stuart Battersby, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Chatterbox.co - a sentiment analysis engine that utilizes machine learning (yes that all familiar buzz word) to social media conversations (even more prevalent buzz words). However what makes Chatterbox.co stand apart from social media err,chatter is it's clever use of hard core computational performance of machine learning with insightful and creative business use cases.
As a developer, you can figure out how to make your program connect to Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and Email. Or you can use the Embarke API and connect just to Embarke, a messaging platform that connects you to them all. You can skip learning the specifics of how to connect to each of them. The REST API's website has a five minute tutorial video on how to use this gateway to its developer tools for social communications.