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A Digg community member, suspicious of some top links, used the site's Digg API to uncover a 159 fake accounts. By comparing the stories voted on by these accounts to other stories, he discovered what appeared to be directed fraud and what Digg now calls "tests to find spam vulnerabilities." We spoke to the community member to learn how he used the site's API and what he learned.
Stanford University's Highwire Press API is SOAP-based and uses a SUSHI protocol to issue COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) reports. The API aims to help its partner groups, of librarians, researchers and publishers in the scholarly community publish, manage content, communicate and network more easily. Hosting over 1700 journals, books and other publications, HighWire provides a publishing platform that earned it recognition in EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry.