Can you share an example of what your signature base string looks like in
the case of you sending the plain English tweet?

There are some cases when we're under load where we're send a "Cannot
authenticate you" error, but it doesn't look like that's what is going on

Taylor Singletary
Developer Advocate, Twitter

2010/5/27 Alvaro Montoro <>

> Hi,
> I follow the example at in order to
> authenticate and tweet and it works fine with their example: I tweet
> successfully the sentence "setting up my twitter 私のさえずりを設定する". But
> then I try to tweet the just the sentence in plain English: "setting
> up my twitter" and it fails, I get this message:
> {"request":"/1/statuses/update.json","error":"Incorrect signature"}
> I have tested and basically the idea is: if the sentence I want to
> tweet has UTF-8 characters, it will work fine, posting everything; if
> it doesn't have them, then I'll get the error message displayed.
> Why can this happen? It seems an error with the URLEncode but, why
> would it work in one string and not in a substring? Also, could anyone
> tell me how accurate that error message is? Could it be something
> different from the signature being incorrect?
> Thanks

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