I read about Twitter on and on and never really bothered to look at it.
I figured it's just another Web 2.0 thingy that looks really cool and I will surely subscribe and put bookmark right there on bookmarks toolbar in Firefox and... click it twice - first time to force Firefox to update it's favicon . Second time will actually be right-click to delete it.
But if people like Scott Watermasysk keep blogging about it, a light comes up. I have to check it out.
But when I came to first page I was puzzled:
Ok. But I don't get it. I hope it's not what I think it is, at least. But there is no "Explain" link to be seen:
I could go to Wikipedia, but that wouldn't be fun. But wait - bingo - API! What more would developer want...
And if you read it, everything is clear, right?
- public_timeline - Returns the 20 most recent statuses from non-protected users who have set a custom user icon. Does not require authentication.
- friends_timeline - Returns the 20 most recent statuses posted in the last 24 hours from the authenticating user and that user's friends. It's also possible to request another user's friends_timeline via the id parameter below.
- user_timeline - Returns the 20 most recent statuses posted in the last 24 hours from the authenticating user. It's also possible to request another user's timeline via the id parameter below.
- show - Returns a single status, specified by the id parameter below. The status's author will be returned inline.
- update - Updates the authenticating user's status. Requires the status parameter specified below. Request must be a POST.
- friends - Returns the authenticating user's friends, each with current status inline. It's also possible to request another user's friends list via the id parameter below.
- followers - Returns the authenticating user's followers, each with current status inline.
- featured - Returns a list of the users currently featured on the site with their current statuses inline.
- show - Returns extended information of a given user, specified by ID or screen name as per the required id parameter below. This information includes design settings, so third party developers can theme their widgets according to a given user's preferences.
Direct Message Methods
- direct_messages - Returns a list of the direct messages sent to the authenticating user.
- new - Sends a new direct message to the specified user from the authenticating user. Requires both the user and text parameters below.