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! > > > > -- Marcel Molina Twitter Platform Team http://twitter.com/noradio