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The Way of the Web

A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. And knowing how to utilise and implement feeds from APIs is an increasingly important skill for a huge number of professions.

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How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?

Stay N' Alive

The problem is there is no API method that currently allows Facebook developers to send “likes&# to URLs or Pages on Facebook. The likes, via Facebook’s Graph API also go up with that click.

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Pandora and Facebook make beautiful music together

Josh S Peters

Facebook Social Media API FaceBook PandoraYesterday I was stunned when I went to Pandora ‘s site and the music of Blaqk Audio started playing before I even signed in.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

Is Brandon Prebynski The Most Eligible Man In Social Media Marketing?


I don’t know if “techertainment” is a thing or not, so if not, (c) 2011 Brandon Prebynski. What do Nicki Minaj, “techertainment”, solomo, and walks on the beach have in common? Brandon Prebynski is at once engaging, funny and charming.

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How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?

Stay N' Alive

The problem is there is no API method that currently allows Facebook developers to send "likes" to URLs or Pages on Facebook. The likes, via Facebook's Graph API also go up with that click.

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Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


The State of Community Management in 2011. Using Tools & APIs To Track Your Social Media Strategy. Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics.

What If Twitter Did Buy TweetDeck?

Waxing UnLyrical

“If the majority of Twitter users view their tweets through third-party tools that simply make calls to Twitter’s API’s, they’ll never see Twitter partner ads, promos, or Quickbars. Rumors ran rampant.

Winners of Mashable Awards


Best Use of an API: Qwitter Client. Tweet The 6th of January, Mashable held the event of Mashable Awards Gala. It is the 4 th annual Award show, and it was held at Cirque du Soleil Zumanity stage, Las Vegas.

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How To Protect Yourself From Twitter Spam & Viruses


In the future, we’ll have a family of additional API methods & fields for handling end-user ‘media settings’ and possibly sensitive content,” Twitter representative Taylor Singletary, said in a statement.

How Pink Panties Heralded India's Social Media Movement

Waxing UnLyrical

Imagine the impact of UIDAI coupled with an API platform! says: January 4, 2011 at 10:01 am [.] Media Point » How Pink Panties Heralded India's Social Media Movement | Waxing … says: January 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm [.]

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads


Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Writing Effective Facebook Posts. By Andi Graham What you see in your Facebook newsfeed isn’t magic; it’s controlled by a very important algorithm called EdgeRank.

What Twitter could learn from Facebook Deals

Direct Marketing Observations

Dialed down the API from third party developers, changed their UI and have added features that Facebook has. I know that the comparisons between Facebook and Twitter are not justified.

Danish Startup ‘Podio’ Keeps Store in San Francisco [interview]


You will see more connections build via the API, so that Podio users can integrate other great services to the Podio platform. Tweet The Danish startup Podio – often referred to as ‘Facebook for the workplace’ – has crossed the borders of Denmark.

How Ecycler Used Social Media to Enhance Its Business


Another interesting innovation which got them a lot of business was the use of Twitter API to tweet the whereabouts of new discarders’ location and types of items they collected, which made it easier for discarders to get in touch with them, so Ecycler’s job was half done!

Announcing Google For Nonprofits!


Benefits include: Up to $10,000 per month of free online advertising using Google AdWords to reach more donors and constituents, and build program awareness; Free or discounted Google Apps to lower IT costs, increase productivity and operate more efficiently; Premium features for YouTube ; Free licensing for Google Earth Pro, Google SketchUp Pro and Maps API Premier though the Google Earth Outreach program.

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Crowd source your next cup of coffee with Twitter

Janet Fouts

He even shares the code for doing it with the Twitter API calls on his site in case you want to do something similar. I ran across a post about Johnathan Stark’s crowd-funding experiment this weekend and I couldn’t resist playing along. Here’s the story.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s very important for bloggers to have the ability to share their content, photos and rich media without it all being “locked up&# behind proprietary APIs.

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Spy on Your Facebook Competitors with HyperAlerts

Convince & Convert

The great thing about companies widely publishing APIs in this age of collaboration is that crafty third-parties can develop tools and features that the developers of the “mother ship&# forgot.

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Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

A prime example of this is when Twitter’s API struggles (which it often does), and this affects the load time of your blog (due to third-party systems using Twitter’s API for sign-in ability). image: ilmungo. The following is a feature article by Danny Brown.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Q: Which firehoses or APIs will Metavana be accessing during the initial launch? Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. Romi has been profiled on my blog several times so its only fitting that reached out to find out why.

Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?

Stay N' Alive

Today JSON based APIs are quite a bit more powerful than RSS feeds and have become preferred by the vast majority of developers when building on the platforms you mentioned. This means that it's worth investing more time and energy into APIs over feeds.

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


You will need to get an API key from Akismet which ranges in price from free to $50 per month for multi-site enterprise access. One question I get asked often is how to start a blog.

Google Maps to Start Charging Businesses for Service

Bill Hartzer

According to a report , Google is going to start charging for usage of their Google Maps service. Google will charge businesses that are “heavy users” of their service.

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The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more. As many of you know, I’m a work at home mom who operates as a consultant, ad sales manager for Mashable, and soon-to-be startup founder all from one single Dell laptop which I use as a desktop.

Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

It seems Twitter has completely removed the ability to consume their feeds via the open standard of RSS in favor of their more proprietary API formats. It seems in 2011 and the era of Facebook and Twitter we've completely lost any care for open standards.

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Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture

Convince & Convert

When every company of consequence has a free and open API, data becomes a commodity. Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout.

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10 Killer Tips You Must Know When Using Aweber


Editor’s note: Also a little something to consider for WordPress users – Aweber has recently announced access to their API as well as a WordPress plugin.

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Facebook's Need for Consistency in the Competition With Google

Stay N' Alive

Ask Kevin Marks , Google's former OpenSocial and Friend Connect (APIs for building Google apps) lead who tried to integrate Facebook Connect (as it was called at the time) with Google's Friend Connect universal login. If Google can't access the Facebook API, Youtube shouldn't either.

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WordPress Search Review: Yolink Search

Bill Hartzer

To better understand the difference between the built in WordPress search API, Google search bar, and Yolink, let’s imagine that we wish to search through a business website, and the search term is “business plan”.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

Obviously, this is a limitation of API’s but I wish the information could be tailored to the audience based on tags and categories. Share and Enjoy: Tags: analytics , engagement 2 Comments Melanie Baker Posted February 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM Hi Tara, Thanks for the overview.

Missing DM’s in your Twitter Stream?

Janet Fouts

Read more about the Twitter API change if you’re geeky too. If you’re getting an error message on your Twitter desktop or mobile application it’s likely because Twitter recently changed the way authorization works.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

In case you're coming out from the rock you've been living under for the summer, Google+ arrived on our digital doorsteps in early July - but only for limited field testing.

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Google is Not Facebook (and Vice Versa)

Stay N' Alive

I can't help but wonder if Google would stop trying to pretend it's a competitor with Facebook, Facebook would start letting them use their APIs and integrate where my social graph actually exists. Google seems to be trying of late to do everything they can to be like Facebook.

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Counting “Real” Likes on any URL – Evaluating the Salt Lake City vs. Fresno Campaign

Stay N' Alive

There is a way however, for anybody to get the “real&# tally of votes for a URL with Facebook Graph API. It turns out with Graph API you can pass a URL to it to get the ID and additional information about that URL.

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The Many Ways To Link Your Social Accounts

Small Business Mavericks

Connect any service to Google+ with the right API. You can connect of your social media sites no matter how popular as long as you have the proper API from the two services. It didn’t take long for some people to figure out early on in social media marketing circles to link up their social media accounts.That is, whatever you post to one automatically posts to another.

"Relative Finder", Using, Shows the Future of Social Genealogy

Stay N' Alive

If they wanted, with Facebook API they could retrieve the same data about your friends by just authorizing you, and not requiring your friends to authorize. Family History, or Genealogy as it is also known, is one of the most popular hobbies in the world.

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Why aren’t there more women in open source (and what are you gonna do about it?)

Janet Fouts

Leah Culver -co-authored OAuth and OEmbed open API specs and maintains the Python OAuth library. Google Summer of Code (apply for mentorship March 28, 2011!). I’m a big fan of open source and as a woman who mangles a line of code here and there, I’m constantly amazed when I see how few women there are working in the field. Now, this is not one of those boo-hoo posts (you guys are MEAN!) about poor down-trodden women getting short shrift. That’s not really my style.

Text Analytics in the Cloud

Net-Savvy Executive

There's an API for that. If you're a software developer (I'm not), you might find it easy to throw together a new application. You can handle pulling in data, moving it around, and displaying results—the normal software stuff.

Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

Convince & Convert

The sliding scale is based on customization of badges, and API access.

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Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

Top Right: Commercial Clients direct to Members: (affiliate programs, APIs into community bypassing Host eg.

"Follow" Networks and The Creep Factor - Why It Isn't a Facebook Play

Stay N' Alive

Facebook's API is one of the most accessible APIs I've come across. As I was setting up an account for my wife to be able to post to this blog today, I created a Google+ profile for her. She knew, and will probably even use it - some day.

The Rise of the "Influence" Peddlers

Net-Savvy Executive

Where available, I've linked to useful information about APIs, FAQs, and how the scores are generated for each company. api , faq ). api , faq , how ). api , how , intro ). api , faq , how ). api , faq , how ). api , faq , how ). As the measurement clubs start to work out their competing standardization efforts for measuring social media, the battle to define influence is flaring up in all the usual places.

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