On December 22, 2009 we announced that the social graph method pagination of
the followers/ids and friends/ids would finally be removed. We announced
deprecation in September (http://bit.ly/46x1iL), November (
http://bit.ly/3UQ0LU) and December (http://bit.ly/5VPWk7) of last year. The
page parameter will be completely removed 1/11/2010. However, the behavior
of assuming that you want the first cursor page when passing no cursor
parameter will not.

In the December 2009 announcement, I explained that:

You should always pass a cursor parameter. Starting soon, if you fail to
pass a cursor, the data returned will be that of the first cursor (-1) and
the next_cursor and previous_cursor elements will be included.

In response to the feedback we received in a
http://bit.ly/longDiscussionAboutTheSocialGraph we have decided not to
immediately remove support for unreliably retrieving a complete friend or
follower list (by passing neither page nor cursor parameters) on 1/11/2010.
We understand that too many applications still depend on it. We're working
on a better way to pull this data; expect another updated announcement on
this list soon with further details.

We know that the cursor-based social graph APIs can be improved -- we can
provide richer functionality than we currently expose. To do this, we need
your help; contribute your use cases for the social graph in response to
this message on http://bit.ly/TwitterDevelopmentTalk. With better
understanding of how you use the graph data, we can improve the quality and
variety of APIs that we provide.


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