Chapter 1. General Information About the Yahoo Social APIs

What are the Yahoo Social APIs?

The Yahoo Social APIs consist of YQL tables enable you to create socially-enabled applications. The Yahoo Social APIs offer the following advantages:

  • Your applications can tap into the social graph of millions of Yahoo users.
  • When deployed on the Yahoo Application Platform (YAP), applications have access to massive distribution through the Yahoo network.
  • Calls made to the APIs are secure, conforming to the authorization requirements of Yahoo OAuth.

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