Out of curiosity, how many have you found like this?



On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:59 PM, georgios <kapero...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I was under the impression that screen_names are unique but I came
> across two different users having the same screen_name:
> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.xml?user_id=110332760
> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.xml?user_id=122406923
> The screen_name is Y_H_B and when we access the User Show method by
> screen name (http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.xml?
> screen_name=Y_H_B) or go to their twitter page (http://twitter.com/
> Y_H_B) then we are looking at the user with id = 110332760
> Does anyone know if this is a bug or a known issue? What happens with
> the "ghost" user 122406923? Is it a valid user? They don't seem to
> have a twitter page since the Y_H_B screen_name is used by someone
> else.
> Thanks
> Georgios

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