Bebo crawls out of its stupor with an API?

29th of August 2007 by conor

Whilst Bebo is far and away the most popular social networking site in Ireland, it has always been a pretty mediocre site based on features compared to the competition. There is a PhD waiting for someone who figures out how it got the initial traction here. Of course, once it hit critical mass it became mandatory for kids of a certain age.

Joe Johnson just tweeted that he saw an RSS icon in the blog feature and I had to check it out. And indeed they do. Of course there is still not even basic text formatting or HTML in the “blog” but it looked like a start.

Bebo Blog Page

I clicked around a bit more and discovered that it is nowhere else (like photos etc) which was disappointing.
Then I went back to the feed and clicked on it.

Bebo RSS Feed URL

Look at the URL. Notice the word “api”? Are we seeing baby step one in a Bebo API? Are they going to beat MySpace to the punch? Are they looking at the success of the Facebook platform and realising this could be the thing to get them beyond bit-player status globally? I’ll be watching them a lot more closely from now on.

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Comment posted by Steven Livingstone
at 8/29/2007 7:13:04 AM

You know – in something i am working on i STARTED with the API.

It’s going to be SO important but seems to appear bitpart all over the place and can be very hard to follow!

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