Twitter has evolved quite a bit over the last 4 years. It's not always possible to evolve the API at the same pace.
I wouldn't say that mutual followers are friends. They're just mutual followers. On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Miles Parker <milespar...@gmail.com> wrote: > This question is sort of pedantic, but I'm wondering why the API > refers to "friends" instead of "followers". The API say's that > "friends" == "following", but I understand (e.g. see this nice little > article > http://andrewchenblog.com/2009/03/16/friends-versus-followers-twitters-elegant-design-for-grouping-contacts/ > ) > that "friends" are mutual followers, that is: > > 1. I follow you (following) -> > 2. You follow me (follower) <- > 3. We follow each other (friends) <-> > 4. Nada ø > > So would it be correct to substitute "following" for "friends" WRT to > API? To keep it straight on my side, I'm going to have to come up with > a word that means "friends" in the sense of 3 above. >