Yahoo announced the initial release of the Yahoo Updates Firehose, which lets developers access and search the full, real-time index of Yahoo Updates. Yahoo Updates aggregates social updates from Yahoo, and various other social properties.
The firehose feed aggregates activities like:
– 150,000+ ratings a day (including those from Yahoo! News, Buzz, Movies, Travel, TV and more),
– 8,000+ reviews a day (including Yahoo! Local, Shopping, Cricket, Travel and more),
– 750,000+ comments/day (including Yahoo! News, Buzz, Sports, OMG stories and more),
– status updates,
– Flickr uploads,
– Delicious bookmarking,
– Open App activity,
– YouTube favoriting,
– Last.fm listening,
– and many, many others.
Developers can use YQL to query the firehose for common keywords used across all updates, updates from a specific application, updates of a specific language, updates associated with a location, updates associated with a specific URL, and updates of a specific type (status updates, ratings, comments, reviews).