Hey guys, I was wondering if twitter has any plans to offer a global URL to each user's profile pic? This would be very handy for third party apps built on top of Twitter. Grabbing the profile_image_url which links directly to the S3 URL, is susceptible to change and requires a lot of effort on the dev's part to make sure its always up to date and working.
Consider something like gravatar.com, but for twitter users. There is the the http://tweetimag.es service, which works great, but for something so close to the infrastructure I feel this type of service should be built and supported by twitter itself. I think tweetimag.es has nailed the API as in: ie. Hopefully something like: http://twimg.com/pkieltyka_m http://twimg.com/pkieltyka_n http://twimg.com/pkieltyka_b http://twimg.com/pkieltyka_o if twitter continue's to use S3, it would be very simple to setup a CNAME for twimg.com that points to an S3 bucket and each reference to a username's profile can be down-cased and append the _SIZE. Simple. Should take about a single day to implement this :) Cheers. Peter