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The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API by Mark D. Hawker

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12 Building a Microblog Tool Using CodeIgniter

In Part I, you were given an overview of Twitter and how it can be used for user authentication via “Sign in with Twitter,” which allows you to post updates, send direct messages, and perform other functionalities on behalf of a user. In Part II, Facebook Platform integration for websites was described, which you can use for user authentication, content sharing, commenting, and stream publishing. Google Friend Connect was explored in Part III, using client- and server-side technologies. It can be used for posting activities, storing application data, and fetching people and profiles. In isolation, each of these technologies can make an application more social, but when used together, you can create ...

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