> 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.

Filed as http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1242




On Dec 25, 11:11 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> that's true!  you could see what your friends are up to, and as they tweet,
> gather the information on what screen names map to what IDs.
>
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 5:21 AM, stephane 
> <stephane.philipa...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > you can also use the statuses/friends method :
> >http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses%C2%A0f...
>
> > 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.xmloneach
> > > > 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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> Raffi Krikorian
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