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The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API by Mark D. Hawker

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1 Working with the Twitter API

The beauty and success of Twitter lies in its simplicity. It’s simple not just for its users but also within its rich application programming interface (API), which provides you the tools required to interact with Twitter’s internal services. The Twitter API is responsible for more than 90% of Twitter server traffic and provides the gateway to much of Twitter’s core functionality, such as status updates, direct messaging, and searches. As the Twitter platform evolves, more features will be added to the Twitter API, so this book will serve as a complement to the expanding online Twitter documentation. Recent enhancements include the Geolocation API, Lists API, and the Retweet API (each of which is covered in Chapter ...

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