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fwix beats outside.in for ease of use

Looking for local? (ie, an API to get local data specific to a subject). Tried http://outside.in, the API looked promising and their site had good data, but after a week of 403 errors using their example code snippets and no response from the forums or support, was about to give up for awhile. Then I noticed the Weather Underground folks using fwix. They have an extremely simple API, decent quality data (at least if you filter for News or Places), and although its not as complete as I’d like, it does have more than just twitter posts. For ease of use they get 5 stars. Will see how they do on updating, relevency and completeness…