April 22, 2016
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In a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week's APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.
The conference that's been called Geek Spring Break is about to close its PanelPicker, the tool it uses to accept votes from the community. South by Southwest Interactive isn't until March in Austin, but voting closes Friday at midnight. There are a handful of API-related panels, so get your votes in. The community's votes count for 30% of the say in what gets chosen for SXSW 2011.
During the past four months we've seen not one but two well known real-time search engines disappear. First there was OneRiot, which in October 2010 decided to focus on advertising. More recently, Collecta closed it's real-time search engine and API to focus on alternative real-time products. Digging further into real-time search offerings you will also discover that crowdeye has also decided to pull its real-time search engine. This now appears to leave Topsy, and of course Google as the main players focusing on building a real-time search destination. Does this trend signal the end for all real-time search engines or just that their focus has been wrong?