I would image that implementing S3 versioning would be pretty easy and would
rid your systems of a whole bunch of complexity.

http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/browse_thread/thread/4faeb3b66ae2e504/

Abraham

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:51, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:

> probably more than a single day :P
>
> yes - we have thought about it...  its low on our priority list right now,
> however.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Peter Kieltyka <peter.kielt...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team
> http://twitter.com/raffi
>



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