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Actwitty acts as an online curator of a user's social networking data. The system gathers data from platforms like Facebook and Twitter and categorizes them into topics such as sport, entertainment, politics and more. This creates an organized profile that can be shared with others, showing how the user's time is spent on the Internet according to topics, a trend across time of topics, key terms the user may share on specific topics, popularity in various services and more. The Actwitty API allows developers to access this data.
One of the most fascinating, yet frustrating, aspects of anything to do with APIs is how rapidly the technology that serves as the foundation for the programmable web evolves. That dynamic volatility was in full view last week at the API Strategy and Practice conference in New York in the form of Daniel Jacobson, director of API engineering at Netflix.
Earlier this month, the Huffington Post announced the release of the HuffPost Pollster API, which provides developers programmatic access to the results of thousands of political opinion polls gathered and published by the Huffington Post.