HubSpot Rolls Out Twitter Grader API to the Public

by Magdalena Georgieva

Date

Jul 16, 2009 7:08:00 AM

Today we are officially releasing Twitter Grader API to the public. Developers worldwide can now use our tool to quickly collect Twitter data and work on creative new projects.

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That is what Twitroduce did, anyway. While Twitter Grader API was still in private alpha, Twitroduce requested Twitter Grader API access and built an innovative tool that allows you to "make a twitroduction between two of your Twitter friends." In this process, it offers screenshots of useful information like Twitter Grader scores.

And Twitter Grader scores, we have found, are important. A higher score indicates better use of the real-time micro-blogging platform. Twitter Grader provides diagnostic reports of Twitter usernames and measures their rankings based on various factors like follower ratio, update frequency and level of community engagement.

"What Twitter Grader is trying to measure is the power, reach and authority of a twitter account," wrote Dharmesh Shah, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of HubSpot. "In other words, when you tweet, what kind of an impact does it have?"

It certainly has an impact for the Twitter Elite, an up-to-date list of top Twitter users that Twitter Grader maintains. We provide similar listings for top ranking users matching specific keywords and geographies. If you are a curious and experimental developer, get your hands on the Twitter Grader API data. Like Twitroduce, take "a Web 3.0 approach" and build something innovative.
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The Story Behind HubSpot's Conference Rooms

by Magdalena Georgieva

Date

Jul 13, 2009 5:41:00 PM

You have probably heard Rod Stewart sing that every picture tells a story. But you haven’t heard that every HubSpot conference room tells a story.

Our conference rooms carry the names and tell the stories of nine HubSpot influencers. They are thought leaders we admire and constantly learn from.

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Meet HubSpot's Summer Interns

by Magdalena Georgieva

Date

Jun 1, 2009 4:46:00 PM

Today the HubSpot summer interns officially met one another and started with their projects. After attending the initial HubSpot information session held by Bradford Coffey, some of us headed off for seafood lunch with the marketing team. Not surprisingly for Internet marketing people, our lunch conversations revolved around using Twitter for Web presence enhancement.

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