I was just thinking about the very same topic as the OP. I think Twitter (and other service APIs) would do well to let the Third Party register users on their behalf.
You'll see. @mostmodernist On Jan 25, 12:58 pm, John Meyer <john.l.me...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 1/25/2010 10:19 AM, Jaanus wrote: > > > There are ways to limit abuse for account creation with API-s if they > > really wanted to (rate limiting, captchas etc). But notice that very > > few (AFAIK no) players on the web who use openID or OAuth actually let > > you create an account with any API. In my view, rightly so. > > > Notice that if you use OAuth, account creation is a natural part of > > the flow when the user gets redirected to twitter.com. They can create > > an account at that point if they don't yet have one. > > But will it end up redirecting the person at the end of the account > creation process?