More Social Mashable Content

A new service was announced by Mashable that will give us access to even more social data for mashing up:

Today, Yahoo is releasing a new service: Firehose, a real-time, searchable index of social content aggregated from around the web.

Accessible via YQL, Yahoo’s SQL-like query language, the Firehose will gather data from status updates, user ratings and reviews, comment threads, Google Buzz, Flickr, Delicious, Twitter, YouTube, Last.fm and a range of other sites and apps, as well. The Firehose is part of Yahoo’s family of Social APIs, a suite that includes APIs for contacts/directories as well as update/status data.

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