I emphatically second and support the idea of twitter.com having to use
the API.

We had similar quality problems at a place I formerly worked, and they
were solved, completely, when such a policy was instituted.

Yeah, it puts pressure on the API team and may inconvenience the UI
team, or whatever you call them, but in the long run it will be worth

Side effects that we saw were a simpler, cleaner, more consistent
architecture for the whole system, and lower total costs to develop and
maintain the system.

Bite the bullet and do it now. The longer you wait, the more difficult
and expensive it will be. 

Jim Renkel

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Probably too late for this, but perhaps moving forward, it could be  
Twitter.com should move to using their own API.  The tools they use to  
power their own site should be the same tools we use and rely on.

In all reality, this seems a simpler approach, rather than pushing out  
code for their stuff, and then essentially backporting that to an API,  
just work on making the API, and then integrate that into the  
twitter.com site.

As far as I can tell, this would solve pretty much every problem the  
API has, as there can not be a case where twitter is down, but the API  
is up, or the API is down, and twitter is up.

Twitter should be eating their own dog food :)
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