Chapter 1. Introducing the Yahoo Social REST APIs

Overview of the Yahoo Social REST APIs

The Yahoo Social REST APIs are a set of URI resources that give access to users' profiles, status messages, updates, and relationships. The URI resources are grouped into APIs based on the type of information returned. For example, the Contacts API includes a set of URI resources for accessing entries from a user's Address Book. Some URI resources return collections while others return singletons. Collections can be filtered and returned data can be paged.

The following sections provide general information about the Yahoo Social REST APIs.

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