> 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.

It would be a big help if there were status urls that used ids - that
is, an equivalent to http://twitter.com/raffi/status/7034429825 in
terms of your user id, and a "user info" url like http://twitter.com/raffi
in terms of the relevant user id.

Note that user ids are permanent, so ....

With those two url forms, many applications could use stale user names
in many circumstances.

On Dec 24, 11:52 am, 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

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