I poked around Seesmic Look a little and this is what I found:
http://the.hackerconundrum.com/2010/02/sneak-peek-at-twitters-browserless.html

Abraham

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 14:24, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Zach,
>
> There's a soon to be published API method where you can silently get
> the OAuth tokens when you have the account's Twitter username and
> password, meaning the user does not experience any of the normal OAuth
> flow.
>
> I presume that Seesmic just got early access to that method.
>
> So, in this case, user-to-app requires Basic Auth credentials, but app-
> to-Twitter uses OAuth once the app has obtained the tokens with the
> new method.
>
> On Feb 4, 4:21 pm, Zac Bowling <zbowl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes, what magic is this?
> >
> > I'm confused. It takes username and password but then uses OAuth?
> >
> > I wonder if they are injecting the username/password into the OAuth form
> on
> > the page.
> >
> > Twitter should really randomize that page or require captcha or
> something.
> >
> > Zac Bowling
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > Raffi,
> >
> > > Have you tried it? There is no OAuth flow. I.e., the user types in his
> > > Twitter username and password. That's it.
> >
> > > If it is indeed using OAuth, does that mean that the background
> > > requesting of tokens when you have the Twitter credentials is now
> > > available? Meaning, I can also now use it to convert all existing
> > > Twitter accounts to OAuth in one fell swoop?
> >
> > > On Feb 3, 3:02 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > > seesmic look, i believe, is using oauth talking to api.twitter.com.
> >
> > > > On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > Raffi,
> >
> > > > > What's going on here?
> >
> > > > > Your credibility is at stake here. You've been telling us in many
> > > > > posts that new apps must use OAuth to get a source attribution, and
> > > > > only old grandfathered apps have source attribution with Basic
> Auth.
> >
> > > > > On Feb 2, 11:18 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > At first I thought they must have changed the old Seesmic source
> to
> > > > > > Seesmic Look.
> >
> > > > > > But no.
> >
> > > > > > Here's a recent tweet from Seesmic:
> > > > >http://twitter.com/CathyBrooks/status/8570217879
> >
> > > > > > And here's a recent one from Seesmic Look:
> > > > >http://twitter.com/adamse/status/8565271563
> >
> > > > > > Seesmic Look uses Basic Auth.
> >
> > > > > > Does anyone else spot Mt Everest on this level playing field of
> ours?
> >
> > > > > > On Feb 2, 10:41 pm, Pedro Junior <v.ju.ni.o...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > > > > *Seesmic Look is old?
> > > > > > > *
> > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > Pedro Junior
> >
> > > > > > > 2010/2/2 Lukas Müller <webmas...@muellerlukas.de>
> >
> > > > > > > > Only old apps can do this. New apps cannot use it.
> >
> > > > --
> > > > Raffi Krikorian
> > > > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
>



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