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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 14. Favorites and User Methods

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

What is a favorite?

How to create, read, and destroy favorites

Learn about user functions

How to create an image-based address book of Twitter friends and followers

Favorites API Methods

One of the most underrated features of Twitter but yet has the most promise is favorites. Favorites are only just now beginning to surface as a powerful feature for both the user and those performing analytics on Twitter data. A favorite is a tweet that a user saves. It’s somewhat like creating a bookmark of a web page, except the user saves a message ID instead of a URL. The only thing missing is the ability to see other peoples’ favorites, but who knows? Perhaps that will change ...

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