Similar question might have been asked before, but APIs are in constant flux and my question is quite specific.

At this point, are there any other free public real time social data APIs similar to Twitter's Streaming API?

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Try Meetup.com's streaming API: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/docs/stream/2/open_events/

For reference, I typed this search query in Google: "free public streaming api -twitter"

  • This is not what I had in mind. I'm only interested in major social networks and meetup is not exactly one of them.
    – Caballero
    Oct 25, 2015 at 15:24

A significant number of free public APIs are available through the Mashape API Marketplace (freemium and commercial ones are available as well). For example, their social data APIs can be found here: https://market.mashape.com/explore?tags=Social. I hope this is helpful.

  • Thanks, but absolute majority of those are through 3rd parties (therefore unreliable), not real time, insignificant.
    – Caballero
    Oct 25, 2015 at 18:46
  • @Caballero: You're welcome. Then I don't see the point in your question. Just visit websites of the social network platforms of your interest and check whether they offer "free public real time social data APIs" and information on how to access them, if any. Oct 25, 2015 at 18:55
  • I did, they're all tightening the noose around their APIs, so I posted this question in hope that I've missed something.
    – Caballero
    Oct 25, 2015 at 19:07
  • @Caballero: I see. I wish I could help you more. Oct 25, 2015 at 19:52

Here are a few streaming public APIs:

plenty more here (62 in total)

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