Friday, August 26, 2011


With the advent of social networking sites the deluge of personal information of people is available with these sites. One such API is the Graph API which provides information from the social networking site Facebook.At Facebook’s core is the social graph i.e people and the connections that they have to everything they are interested in. The Graph API is a simple, consistent view of the Facebook social graph, uniformly representing objects in the graph(e.g.,people, photos, events and pages) and the connections between them(e.g.,friend relationships, shared content, and photo tags).Objects in the social graph have unique ids which can be used to find their connections such as friends, likes, feeds, photos etc...All the responses are JSON objects.

This allows websites and applications to use the information drawn about users to tailor offers, features and services to suit interests and tastes of people, though that individual has never visited the site before.

The API can be found at the following link :