Twitter, Facebook, Google and many other stalwarts of the internet depend heavily on the infrastructure they have built via their respective APIs (Application Programming Interface). Developers use APIs to make the applications, clients and widgets that you use and enjoy to interact with your favourite websites. For example, TweetDeck, HootSuite and TweetBot all tap into Twitter’s API, which receives billions of calls each day.
Klout, the analytics company that measures the influences of users across their social networks, is the newest member of this API billionaires club, serving more than two billion API calls in June across their 3,000 partner-developers.
This represents a four fold increase in just a few months. And to illustrate this growth Klout have put together a fascinating infographic that details the API usage of the other members of the club, which unveils the vast size of the Twitter ecosystem.