Social Standards: Understanding Google’s New APIs for Buzz

Social Standards: Understanding Google’s New APIs for BuzzArs Technica dissects the social networking APIs released yesterday.

Wednesday at the Google I/O developers conference, the company announced the availability of a new set of APIs for its Buzz social networking service. The application development tools aim to make it easier for third parties to create apps that interact with the service.

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Google’s Chris Chabot explained that the company hopes to unify social networking from its current fragmented state. To that end, the APIs embrace standards such as OAuth, Activity Streams, and Salmon. The release also provides client library implementations for several programming languages, including Python and PHP.

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