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Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook by Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren

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Talking to Twitter over REST

Like Flickr, Twitter has a great API that allows us to build applications incorporating its functionality.

Note

Twitter is a social networking site where people can post small messages of up to 140 characters, also known as tweets. These messages are shared with people that follow you, meaning they're interested in what you're doing. Twitter is often referred to as being a micro-blogging site. Using Twitter is free.

However, as explained in the There's more... section of the previous recipe, where we compared the crossdomain.xml files of Flickr and Twitter, Twitter is much more locked down. It doesn't allow client-side applications built in Silverlight to make cross-domain calls. In this recipe, which can be generalized ...

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