Sunday, 21st November 2010
Is it possible to link to a Twitter user’s page with their user_id instead of their screen name?
You could always build your own URL to do this as part of your own application—something like http://your-twitter-app.example.... which does a Twitter API lookup for that user and then redirects to http://twitter.com/their-twitter.... You can cache the ID-to-screen-name lookups that you’ve made in the past (not forever though, remember people occasionally change their screen names).[... 98 words]
Does Twitter use a 3rd party software for rate limiting their APIs? If yes, who’s the 3rd party?
I wrote up a technique for doing simple rate limiting using memcached a while ago, which I later found out was somewhat similar to how the Twitter API does it.[... 56 words]