What Is An API (Application Programing Interface)?

Josh S Peters

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With New API, Twitter Attempts to Kill Autofollow Apps

Stay N' Alive

API for developers. This API was the first "versioned" release, a breath of fresh air in many ways for developers that were tired of API updates breaking their code. API however, breaking many developers'' apps in the process ( mine included ).

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Developers: Here's How You Access #Hashtags in Your Apps

Stay N' Alive

I mentioned Facebook would likely release an API for this. Being the idiot that I am I neglected the fact that Facebook already has a search API, and you can start using it right now. Technology social api hashtags graph api hashtag facebook api facebook platform

Growth Hacking: How to Target Ads to the Followers of a Public ("Follow") Profile on Facebook

Stay N' Alive

It involves just a little Graph API knowledge ( see my book to learn! ), use of Graph Explorer, and a Facebook Page for your brand that you can use to create the ad. Just a side-note: I did notice a bug in Facebook''s Graph API that doesn''t return all of the subscribers.

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PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Apart from the lack of drama, the other very important limitation that has hampered Google+ is the fact that the don’t offer an inbound API that allows popular social media tools like Hootsuite, Buffer and IFTTT to publish content to a Google+ profile or page.

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Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools

SocialFish

For those of you looking for a better way to manage your Twitter chats, Twubs.com just released some new free tools that are also API compliant.

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BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working

SocialFish

TweetChat (@TweetChat) May 5, 2013. See message on Tweetchat here. Follow @Tweetchat on Twitter for the latest. Right now, we have no further information, but according to tweets this may affect other chat applications as well. ETA for shutdown, according to @Tweetchat, is June 11.

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Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity

Justin Levy

An example of this would be a procurement order receipt, an email about upcoming tax changes or an API key. Over the years I have experimented with a number of different email folder strategies in an effort to increase my email productivity.

Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease

Janet Fouts

If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work.

Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time

Convince & Convert

You need community managers monitoring these ads and addressing any comments that arise, and you need smart data scientists who can digest all this new social data (available via API) and transform it into actionable recommendations.

Social Media News Ticker: Pinterest Adds Place Pins, Vine Goes Global

The Realtime Report

Related Stories Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts Custom Timelines Around Events, Pinterest Launches First API 69% of Ad Execs To Run YouTube Video Ads Next Year [Survey] Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Ads Are Here, Twitter Partners With BBC.

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How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

API, Apps and mobile. API Policy support. Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation?

How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag

Stay N' Alive

This now makes me wonder - are we close to an API for developers on this feature? I''ve tried seeing if Graph API might support this by turning https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/throughglass into https://graph.facebook.com/hashtag/throughglass but it returns an error.

It’s Official: Twitter Files For IPO.

Myrland Marketing

Twitter (@twitter) September 12, 2013. Twitter has kept up with our intense need for visualization by allowing more creative use of photos, all the while managing to irritate developers and other social media who are no longer allowed to crack into its API to develop complementary apps.

3 Strategies to Make Big Content Work for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

We love to create interactive content that updates itself (by pulling data from API’s for example) — but there are many ways to extend the longevity of your content. “Big Content”, also known as content that requires significant time and resources, is all the rage today.

10 Search and Social Posts You Don’t Want to Miss (1.7)

Josh S Peters

By using statistics, we can overcome these situations and generate actionable analysis… How to Do SEO in 2013. Twitter announced it will soon introduce two new meta-data fields for their API: language and filter level. Excel Statistics for SEO and Data Analysis.

BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working

SocialFish

TweetChat (@TweetChat) May 5, 2013. The post BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working appeared first on Social Fish Follow @Tweetchat on Twitter for the latest. Right now, we have no further information, but according to tweets this may affect other chat applications as well. ETA for shutdown, according to @Tweetchat, is June 11. l2myowndevices @ patricksplace we did not pull our service.

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Your Constantly Evolving, Constantly Changing Social Media Plan

Stay N' Alive

I learned this the hard way with my service, SocialToo , which, based wholely on the premise of a user''s social graph on Twitter alone, and the ability to auto-follow, was quickly overrun by changes in Twitter''s API policies which rendered my business model obsolete.

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth

Sydney social media course 2013. We look at transactional based APIs (selling on Facebook) to Freemium (free and plus premium tiers) and marketing intelligence. Walk away with a social media strategy, campaign, tools. Small classes, bring your laptop.

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The Next Great Social Marketing Opportunity: The Internet of Things

Convince & Convert

In late 2012, we shared an article on the TopCoder Blog entitled 2013: the Year of the Sensor – Your Year to Innovate in the Physical Realm. 2013 was the watershed year where we witnessed the continuous invasion of sensor technologies into all ‘things’ – enabling.

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The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

Every website is being forced to create their own APIs for accessing information, and there is now no good reason to use a common standard as simple as RSS to allow consumers to consume information on your site. Alas, the day has come.

7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

Writtent Blog

Full featured API. Like other forms of content marketing, email marketing can be a very powerful tool for boosting engagement and generating leads. But sending plain text emails from your Gmail account just doesn’t cut it for businesses.

How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

With the news that Posterous will be closing on April 30, 2013 , many people are now looking to export their content and start to publish on a different platform.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #179

Twist Image

"Hugh and I have talked about APIs before. transport api. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

BREAKING: Internet Media Labs Buys Tweetchat – Will Live On as SmartStream

SocialFish

Tweetchat, beloved app of every association for following their own conference hashtags and Twitter chats, confirmed that due to Twitter’s API changes the service would shut down on June 11. Remember this ?

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Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!

SocialFish

It will also whet the appetite of any IT professional by addressing compatibility with AMS systems, open API, code base, design flexibility, and more. “I’m Remember the white paper we produced in 2009 that included a comparison of private online community vendors?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #162

Twist Image

Ex-Montrealer, Georges Duverger , takes that notion to the next level, and has built (or at least floated the idea of building) an API (application programming interface) for the data he is capturing about himself, to allow other developers to build applications around his data." Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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WordPress 3.6 is now available

The Way of the Web

Developers also benefit from a new audio/video API with access to metadata like ID3 tags, HTML5 markup for more elements, better filters for revisions, and a long list of additional changes. The latest version of WordPress, which is version 3.6, is now live with some new functions and features. As always, we’d recommend backing up your site before starting any upgrade procedure, which is a process we undertake for many of our clients.

How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

With the news that Posterous will be closing on April 30, 2013 , many people are now looking to export their content and start to publish on a different platform. Importing into self-hosted WordPress: Option 1: Using a Plugin: There’s a useful Posterous Importer plugin available which will import posts, comments, tags, and attachments directly via the Posterous API.

How to do data management right.

SocialFish

However, we now have great tools, built-in application interfaces (APIs) as “data hooks,” and relatively inexpensive ways to make meaning from data stored in multiple places. Check out this awesome infographic from the ASAE Technology Council.

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This Week in Social Media - 3/26/2013

Social Media Marketing

At launch, this feature will only be available on desktop, but Facebook plans to make it available on mobile and in the Graph API in the future. All Pages will have Replies enabled on July 10, 2013. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How PRISM could work (maybe)

SocialFish

A process for requesting (through email, an API, or sneakernet ), transfering (i.e. By Ashkan Soltani , an “independent researcher and consultant focused on privacy, security, and behavioral economics.” ” READ THE FULL EXPLANATION HERE.

Why “Hidden Like Counts” Won’t Hurt Influencer Marketing

Ignite Social Media

That began to plunge in December of 2013 and total engagements fell right along with it. Similarly, most serious influencer marketing programs are pulling likes (and other data) via API from influencer business accounts, allowing them to compare relative performance.

Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Net-Savvy Executive

Twitter has bought other companies in the social media analysis space— BackType (2011), Bluefin Labs (2013), Trendrr (2013)—but Gnip is a bigger deal. It also manages API access for Facebook, Google, and others that probably see Twitter as a competitor.

30 Tools Social Media Professionals Can’t Live Without

SocialFish

What every social media marketer should know about the 2013 FTC guidelines Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools Social Media Marketing Primer How MomsRising and charity: water have used Storify & Quora for success.

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

Google introduced this functionality in 2013 to encourage the use of previously installed apps when users perform searches on Google and Android devices. Developers are limited to using Google’s App Index API with Android apps, resulting in only Android apps appearing in Google search results.

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Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Also, of note: Since April 2013, there’s been a 76% increase in Google searches for “influencer marketing”. Guest Post by Taral Patel. Let’s face it. Content is evolving and so are the ways in which people consume it.

iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services. iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013.

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Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. And shortly after we learned about Twitter cutting off access to their API, it became clear why. I’ve been writing this post for weeks. Just before I get ready to publish it something changes!

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5 Data-Backed Social Media Trends You Need to Know for 2019

Buffer Social

The release of the WhatsApp business API in August 2018 will continue to be a total game-changer in the industry. With this new API, WhatsApp allows businesses to respond to customers for free within 24 hours. And it has been showing a general upward trend since 2013.

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Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. And shortly after we learned about Twitter cutting off access to their API, it became clear why. I’ve been writing this post for weeks. Just before I get ready to publish it something changes!

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SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic

Kikolani

A cross-media study conducted in 2013 found the ROIs of TV, radio, online, newspapers, and magazine ads to be between 60% (for TV) and 130% (for magazines). It’s an all-in-one mobile marketing platform with some powerful APIs, using which developers can build mobile communication apps.

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Here’s What to Expect with the New Agorapulse

agora pulse

The current version of Agorapulse was released in November 2013. Whether you had API issues, problems with your content (video size, image format), duplicate content by accident or just a bug on our side (rare), you had no way to get back on track and that was frustrating. As you can imagine with a 4-year-old SaaS product in a fast moving industry, the backend needed a revamp to help us move faster. The user interface was in need of a serious makeover.

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