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Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours by Chia Hwu, Jon Wu, Ben Ho, Christopher Peri

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Hour 3. Key Issues to Consider When Developing Twitter Applications

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Different types of Twitter users and how they impact code design

Different types of Twitter applications and program architecture

Things to consider if you are not building a web-based application

Types of Twitter Users

As one would expect with an API system as open as Twitter, and the explosion of interesting applications people have developed, we have also seen the development of different types of Twitter users. Understanding these types of users and knowing which of them we are trying to reach will inform how we may want to build our Twitter application framework. As with any large user base, there are a number of ways to set up categories. ...

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