On 10/28/09 1:11 PM, "Jesse Stay" <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe a little more appropriate to post this to a private list (no pun
> intended) for beta users?  I admit I feel a little jealous every time I see
> one of these updates, unless there's some way to get into the beta.
> Thanks,
> Jesse
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> Two additions and two changes to the List API will be deployed in the
>> next few days:
>> * List descriptions
>> We're adding a description to every list. You'll be able to specify a
>> description when you create or update a list and the description will
>> be included in the payload.
>> * Cursoring through lists of lists
>> All resources that return a list of lists will include next and
>> previous cursors and will accept a :cursor parameter.
>> * Finding by list id rather than slug
>> When you change the name of a list, the slug will be updated to
>> reflect that change. That means using the slug in the url for
>> resources to operate on lists requires the onerous task of validating
>> that the slug for the list you are about to do something with hasn't
>> been updated since the last time you stored its slug. What a nightmare
>> :-)
>> Every list also has an id. This value won't change. We'll be changing
>> the API to replace all instances of a list slug in urls to be list ids
>> instead.
>> * Consistent names
>> The terminology we've used thus far for people you follow with a list
>> is members. The terminology for people who are following a list is
>> subscribers. We're going to mirror the terminology used for users and
>> change it to followers and following respectively.
>> So:
>> /:user/lists/:list_id/memberships becomes /:user/lists/:list_id/followers
>> /:user/lists/:list_id/subscribers becomes /:user/lists/:list_id/following
>> As we deploy these changes we'll send out a heads up on the dev list
>> and @twitterapi.
>> --
>> Marcel Molina
>> Twitter Platform Team
>> http://twitter.com/noradio

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