Hi John,

It sounds like you're talking about our annotations feature. At the moment
this feature isn't deployed to more than a handful of developers who
attended our Hackfest but we hope to allow more access to it soon. At the
moment we're focusing on making the site stable again.

To answer your query, a developer could put a direct link to an image as an
annotation, and another client could display the image if they supported
that annotation. There is no requirement for a client to support an
annotation and it is an open system so developers are free to use a type in
anyway they wish. That being said we have issued some guidance of more
commonly used terms which we hope developers will consider when writing
their solutions.

As a developer you should be prepared for your annotation to be ignored by
other clients, and expect the same annotation type to be used by somebody
else, and maybe in a different way.

You can read more about annotations and what can be done with them on the
apiwiki [1] (soon to be on dev.twitter.com).

Hope that helps,

1. http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Annotations-Overview

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 7:32 AM, John Meyer <john.l.me...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Sometime back I thought I read about a process to attatch additional
> information to a tweet beyond the text (I think it mentioned a limit of 500K
> or something).  If I'm not imagining this, would that allow a developer to
> insert a direct link to an image and another client to display that image
> directly rather than through a link?


Matt Harris
Developer Advocate, Twitter

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