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.


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?

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