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Politwitter relies greatly on aggregating content from various sources. Here is a list of the primary data sources used on the site.

  • Twitter Steaming APi for realtime twitter updates. Twitter REST & search API for syncing other Twitter data.
  • Facebook API for facebook page posts
  • Youtube API for videos
  • Flickr, twitpic, plixi & yfrog APIs for photos
  • howdtheyvote.ca API for syncing info about federal MPs
  • openparliament.ca API & RSS for House of Commons hansard data. Openparliament.ca also uses data from the Politwitter API to keep their MP social media info updated.
  • punditsguide.ca Has shared data to help build the list of ridings
  • vote.ca API for matching postal codes to riding names. Vote.ca also plans to use the Politwitter API to share data.
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