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Facebook f8: 4 New APIs Specifically For Media Companies

facebook_logoToday at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the introduction of four APIs designed to help media organizations seamlessly integrate Facebook content and data into their broadcasts and reporting. The announcement comes a week after Facebook introduced FB Newswire, a tool designed to help journalists publicly shared posts into their reporting.

The APIs now available to media companies are: Trending, Topic Insights, Topic Feed, and Hashtag Counter. Via Facebook, here’s a summary of each:

 Trending

The Trending API exposes a list of depersonalized trends that people are currently talking about on Facebook.

Topic Insights

The Topic Insights API provides aggregate anonymized insights about people mentioning a certain topic.

Topic Feed

The Topic Feed API lets you search for any topic and see a ranked feed of public posts about that topic.

Hashtag Counter

The Hashtag Counter API lets you count the number of times a specific hashtag has been used within a certain timeframe.

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3 Predictions for How Facebook’s Paper Will Impact Social TV

3025932-inline-i-facebook-08Two weeks ago Facebook launched Paper, its latest and biggest splash in the standalone mobile app space. Many major tech sites hyped the launch and The Verge went as far as to title its piece on the app, “With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water…” Still, it remains to be seen whether Facebook members download the app and continue to use it.

In Brad Stone’s and Sarah Frier’s recent profile of Mark Zuckerberg for Bloomberg Businessweek, the authors describe an all-hands meeting at Facebook in 2012 where Zuckerberg declared that the company would be “mobile first.” Stone and Frier continue: Read more