April 19, 2016
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After our recent look at the growth of social APIs, we thought we'd look back at the history of the category. We added the Plazes API in September, 2005. In terms of the web, this is recent history. In terms of APIs, we might as well be looking at scrolls. In fact, less than half of the first 10 social APIs are still alive today. Below you'll find a list of those trailblazing 10, along with a status for each of them.
The HackLolla API contest is done and we have the info about the awesome mashups that won prizes in it. The music loving developer contest, announced in May, urged applications coded against the Lollapalooza schedule and artist discovery.
We’ve all heard it before. Be careful what you do on social networks because your employer, teacher, business partner or spiritual guru might find out about it. Well now they won’t just find out about it, they’ll ask you to please allow Reppify to access your social network information so that you can be evaluated. Reppify will create a report on you, based on your social network activity, and sum it all up in a numerical ranking. The Reppify API will allow this technology to be integrated into other social network monitoring services like RainMaker.