Yahoo! Social offers a PHP SDK currently in Alpha stage. The main difference between PHP5 and PHP is the available storage. As the site states, the new implementation is more flexible because developers can store OAuth tokens in a PHP session, in a database, or in memcache. Requirements showcase OAuth, Open ID, OpenSocial, and JSON with its respective redirected links. Examples include fetching YQL, fetching social data, fetching people and activities with OpenSocial, and adding contacts. Tests offer functional examples and results as well. Despite the fact that the SDK is in a experimental stage, developers have the opportunity to plan social directory and contact applications in advance.
Governments across the world have made attempts to restrict usage of messaging technology by its citizens for various purposes. The latest is the ban on bulk SMS and MMS by mobile users in India by the Government of India. The 15-day restriction, which was put into effect on August 18, restricts mobile users from sending not more than 5 SMS and MMS and also other restrictions on message size. The Government directed telecom operators to implement these restrictions in the wake of recent disturbances in the country, where it was inferred that messaging mechanisms like SMS contributed to widespread rumors, which fueled the unrest.
There have been a lot of new socially based mashups showing up recently. In fact, we recently topped 700 social mashups. While many of these use the Facebook API or Twitter API, there are many more social APIs. The mashups below run the gamut, though, yes, also include Facebook.