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Twitter API news

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named parakeet.gifThere are new docs for the Twitter API. They're more philosophical and a bit more dense than the previous version, which may have lacked detail, but it was all guessable, and served well as a crib sheet for programmers. This one, not so much. Permalink to this paragraph

Good news, it appears there are two new entry-points for sending and receiving direct messages. I've already written and released glue for the OPML Editor for receiving, I'll do the sending part later this morning. This feature was the basis for the speculation in this March 28 piecePermalink to this paragraph

There's a scary bit in the docs, where they say they're working on an authentication scheme we are not familiar with and have no code to implement. Are they going to break us? I wish I didn't have to worry.  Permalink to this paragraph

I added a Twitter badge in the right margin. Not sure how long it will last. Permalink to this paragraph

MD answers some of the questions I asked on Twitter earlier today. Technorati was the key to me finding his post, btw. Permalink to this paragraph

Postscript: I got a note from Alex Payne who's working on the API at Twitter, and he says the current authentication method will not be deprecated, so that's a relief. I'm having fun with this stuff, and adopting a new method of authentication, esp one that isn't supported in my environment, is work! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

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