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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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2 Diving Into the Twitter API Methods

Chapter 1, “Working with the Twitter API,” explored the Twitter application programming interface and provided essential information you need when interacting with the Twitter API, such as return formats and response codes. The Twitter API is split into several method categories, but these are grouped together in this chapter, except for the Retweet API, Lists API, and Geolocation API (which are explored in Chapter 4, “Extending the Twitter API: Retweets, Lists, and Location”). The Twitter API contains a number of methods, including ones for sending updates, direct messages, following and unfollowing users, and account management. The Search API contains methods for extracting search and trend information ...

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