In a surprising update to my post earlier this week about what REST is NOT, I just spoke with Rooly Eliezerov, the President and co-founder of Gigya. We had a nice conversation about the goals of Gigya, primarily that they want to aggregate these other social web services and their design philosophy is to mimic Facebook and Twitter's API. I expressed that using GET to change a resource isn't a REST principle either company's API breaks. He was surprised to hear it and said he'd follow-up with his team to validate that and get back to me.
Whatever the outcome, I really appreciate that a company with their goals and reach is interested in what little ol' me has to say. It speaks volumes to their passion and customer support.