Every user of BuzzData is automatically assigned an API key; there's no need to make a specific request. To get your key, login to BuzzData, hover over the 'My Profile' menu at top left, and click on the 'Settings' option. You will see your API key listed at the bottom of the 'Basic Information' section.
Developers can also take advantage of BuzzData's Ruby Client Library, whose documentation can be found on Github.
To access the API, you must attach your API key as either a query parameter or post variable in the form of
To test if your API key works, copy and paste this URL into your address bar:
You should get back a JSON object with your username in it, confirming that the key is yours and has authenticated properly. BuzzData's API returns all results in JSON.
The API currently limits the requests you can make against it hourly. We have provided two response headers with each request to the API with Rate Limiting Information. They are returned from every API call.
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000 X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4998
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X-RateLimit-Limit is your current limit per hour.
X-RateLimit-Remaining is how many requests you have left. If you need more requests than 5,000/hr, please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.