There is no API for that at the moment. We're developing an API for
people search though.

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Kripashankar <krip...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I am developing a small prototype and would like to know the
> following.
>
>
> 1. How can I get info about a user given only the name and not screen
> name ?
>
>    Example:
>    http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=aplusk
>
> gives me info about ashton kutcher but let's say I don't know the
> screen name but only know the name "Ashton Kutcher". How can I get the
> corresponding screen name and id, or the user info with just the
> name ? The api
>
> http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-users%C2%A0show
>
> doesn't seem to take name as a parameter.
>
> BTW, I noticed two user info
> http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=aplusk
> http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=ashtonkutcher
>
> So I am not sure which is the right one as well for Ashton Kutcher.
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
>



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