Otter API is a RESTful HTTP web service to Topsy. Topsy is a search engine that ranks links, photos and tweets by the number and quality of retweets they receive. The quality of retweets is determined by the influence of the Twitter users.
The Otter API provides access to topsy search results, url information and author information along with the intermediate data (like author influence) that is used in creation of search rankings. http://topsy.com/ has been created using the Otter API, and almost everything available on the site is accessible to developers.
Theres a couple ways to get setup.
li3_topsy as a Git submodule, in order to keep up with the latest updates.
Don't forget to add the library to your application in
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