Actually Twitter does support it.

http://twitter.com/account/redirect_by_id?id=9436992

Abraham

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 06:42, Ivan <gli.w...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
>
> I don't need an application that is able to handle this. Instead i
> need changes in the twitter API so i can refer to the users and their
> statuses using the user id, not the username. This is a problem for
> the aggregator, and there users (so it become also a problem for the
> twitter users).
>
> Is there any plan in this direction?
>
> Ivan.
>
>
> On 21 янв, 06:03, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I remember this topic coming up before and it seems like someone built an
> > application that handled this but I can't find any references to it.
> Maybe
> > somebody else can?
> >
> > Abraham
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 06:29, Ivan <gli.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi.
> >
> > > I tried to find the similar question here (in google groups), in the
> > > FAQ and in the API, but couldn't find anything.
> >
> > > The problem:
> > > Cross-posting the links to the user page and to some his statuses in
> > > the web become more and more popular. But, as i understood, you can't
> > > guarantee that this links not long after would not change the logical
> > > destination. For example I create some post about some twitter-user
> > > "aaa" and give the link "twitter.com/aaa"
> > > After that user “aaa” changed name to "bbb" and user "ddd" changed
> > > name to "aaa". So my old link now points to the different person.
> >
> > > This problem becomes more serious for the aggregators that don't know
> > > what content they might approve after a while.
> >
> > > The simplest decision would be providing the possibility to link to
> > > the user not by name but also by id. That pages might be just
> > > redirections to the original user pages, it doesn't matter.
> >
> > > For example
> > > if the user “aaa” have id 111111, the following two links should point
> > > to the same page:
> > > twitter.com/aaa and twitter.com/id/111111
> >
> > > This mechanism should also be applied for the statuses:
> > > twitter.com/id/111111/statuses/222222
> >
> > > Ivan.
> >
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