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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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4 Extending the Twitter API: Retweets, Lists, and Location

Chapter 1, “Working with the Twitter API,” and Chapter 2, “Exploring the Twitter API and Search API,” gave an overview of the Twitter API and illustrated the essential Twitter API methods for account maintenance, updating status, searching, and accessing trends using Basic Authentication, cURL, and the twitter-async PHP client library. In Chapter 3, “Authentication with Twitter OAuth,” you used OAuth as a means of authenticating user accounts without handling usernames and passwords within your applications and created a simple application using this method. As Twitter evolves, new functionality will be added to the public website and also for developers within the Twitter API. As examples, ...

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