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Facebook Releases Two APIs That Allow News Organizations To Tap Into Its Real-Time Public Posts

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Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced the rollout of two application-programming interfaces aimed at allowing news organizations to tap into its public posts in real-time: the public feed API, which displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word; and the keyword insights API, which tallies the total number of posts that mention a specific term during a specific time period, as well as enabling news organization to feature anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age, and location.

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California Quake Highlights Strengths And Weaknesses Of Facebook's Real-Time Search

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-Facebook Search Icon-An earthquake in Northern California this morning went unnoticed by hundreds of thousands of people, however Facebook noticed and was able to surface the statuses of those users who felt the quake and those who didn’t. Using Facebook search as a source for real-time information is something that was only recently made available, but with the recent privacy transition tool that users had to go through, much more information is now available with Facebook search.
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Microsoft and Google Battle it Out for Real-Time Facebook Search Results

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-Microsoft Vs Google-Google has received a lesser deal than what Microsoft got out of its deal with Facebook. The widely used social network is now being tapped for socially-driven real time search results, helping Microsoft and Google to give contextually improved search queries. Yet Microsoft’s Bing has access to all of Facebook’s public news feeds for this purpose, while the recently revealed details of Google’s deal with Facebook indicates that the massive search engine will only be able to access the public news feeds of Facebook Pages.
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