compare micro-blog API docs

2008-06-06 @ 18:11#

for my weekend project (kinda like Google's 20% projects), i decided to implement a 'shared POSTing API' between four major micro-blogging platforms. my first step was to review the docs for each. just on the face of it one stands out as great, another as lame. Note, i could find not API docs for Plurk.

first, the FriendFeed docs are clean, simple and easy to grok. the Twitter docs are confused, rangey, and even fail to print properly (due to some goofy CSS they use, i think). Jaiku is simple (just use JSON), and Pownce is a bit verbose (but they have a nice wiki[g])

so, this should be an interesting weekend...