Digg API goes beyond social bookmarking

For known or unknown reasons, anything and everything faces consolidation pressure. Website traffic is no different. What this means is that 20% of the websites attract 80% of the traffic.

When this happens, website operators start facing a problem – how to cater to all those different types of visitors within the confines of a single format. One solution to this problem is to make their website programmatically available. This availability is implemented using an API (Application Programming Interface). In the future, we can expect more of the high traffic sites to provide such interfaces.

Some links to the Digg API and tools are:

Digg API wiki
http://apidoc.digg.com/
The Digg Application Programming Interface (API) has been created to let users and partners interact programmatically with Digg. The API returns Digg data in a form that can be easily integrated into an application or a web site. While the API is available to everyone free of charge, its use is subject to acceptance of our API License Agreement.

Latest API Updates
http://apidoc.digg.com/News
by Steve Williams, Feb 4th, 2008

29 Super Awesome Tools Built on the Digg API
http://www.techipedia.com/2007/digg-api-tools/
by Tamar Weinberg (Techipedia)

  1. diggwatcher
  2. http://garycarstensen.googlepages.com/diggwatcher.html

  3. The Digg Noise Filter
  4. http://www.thegooglecache.com/digg-noise-filter.php

  5. Digg Entourage
  6. http://www.thegooglecache.com/digg-entourage.php

  7. Digg comment viewer
  8. http://garycarstensen.googlepages.com/comments7.html

  9. Digg CommentSpy
  10. http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/commentspy/

  11. TINC – or Who’s Digging You?
  12. http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/tinc/

  13. Digg Charts
  14. http://labs.splashlabs.com/diggcharts/

  15. Digg Alerter
  16. http://www.adamant.com.au/blog/software/digg_alerter

  17. Digg Wordweb
  18. http://www.zeuslabs.us/projects/digg/DiggWordWeb.html

  19. Digg Expose
  20. http://www.yourminis.com/swfs/diggexpose.swf

  21. DiggCity
  22. http://diggcontest.com/diggcity/

  23. Smart Digg Button
  24. http://neothoughts.com/
    2007/04/27/firefox-extension-smart-digg-button/

  25. Digg Pics
  26. http://www.cadudecastroalves.com/diggpics/

  27. Diggtris
  28. http://kyyhkynen.net/stuff/diggtris/

  29. Duggback
  30. http://www.duggback.com/

  31. Diggest
  32. http://www.yourminis.com/minis/yourminis/hart/mini:diggest

  33. Digg widget
  34. http://www.yourminis.com/minis/yourminis/yourminis/mini:digg

  35. Which Stories are Popular on Digg?
  36. http://www.beoue.com/

  37. Wheel of Upcoming
  38. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/wheelofupcoming/

  39. Digg Heat Map
  40. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/heatmap/

  41. Digg Friends Venn Diagram
  42. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/vennfriends/

  43. Digg Radar
  44. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/radar/

  45. Map of Digg Friendship
  46. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/friendsmap/

  47. Digg Status
  48. http://brian.shaler.name/digg/diggstatus/

  49. DiggGraphr Desktop
  50. http://www.arpitonline.com/blog/?page_id=63

  51. D’Lite
  52. http://datsilvae46.wordpress.com/
    2007/05/15/dlite-a-digg-visualization-using-apollo/

  53. Digg Watch
  54. http://diggcontest.com/diggwatch/

  55. Mini Digg
  56. http://diggcontest.com/minidigg/

  57. Digg Top
  58. http://www.gskinner.com/DiggTop/

For more info on such Web 2.0 APIs, click here:
http://www.programmableweb.com/apis

Apart from Web 2.0 APIs, Programmable Web also maintains a comprehensive directory of Mashups:
http://www.programmableweb.com/mashups

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