you can rate limit that type of access very easily, although the real issue the way I see it would be more about the use of gathering personal data in the process of signing up a new twitter account..
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Jaanus <jaa...@gmail.com> 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. > > > On Jan 25, 11:35 am, ryan alford <ryanalford...@gmail.com> wrote: > > If Twitter allowed the API to create new accounts, what's to say that > > somebody won't create a script to create millions of new accounts? > > > > Ryan > > > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Cameron Kaiser <spec...@floodgap.com > >wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Or is the reason this is not implemented anywhere is because this > sort > > > > of thing is not allowed by Twitter? > > > > > Correct. > > > > > -- > > > ------------------------------------ personal: > > >http://www.cameronkaiser.com/-- > > > Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems *www.floodgap.com* > > > ckai...@floodgap.com > > > -- When life gives you lemons, make it into a blog and get comments. > -- > > > Locke - > -- Dale Merritt Fol.la MeDia, LLC