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 -
>



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