you can also use the statuses/friends method :
http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses%C2%A0friends

Merry Christmas !

Stephane
@sphilipakis

On Dec 25, 3:19 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> unfortunately, yes.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Michael <mbw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok, thanks!
>
> > So, in the meantime you would say that the only way to do this is run
> > through all the ids, callhttp://twitter.com/users/show.xmlon each
> > id, and parse out the ursername from the xml returned?
>
> > On Dec 24, 2:52 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > we are working on releasing a "bulk lookup API" (i don't have a release
> > date
> > > on it yet), and you will be able to use that for this purpose.
>
> > > On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Michael <mbw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I am using thehttp://twitter.com/friends/ids.xml?screen_name=$username
> > > > method to get a list of friends for a user. However, the friends come
> > > > back as ids. Is there anyway I can convert these ids to their
> > > > usernames?
>
> > > --
> > > Raffi Krikorian
> > > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
>
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi

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