We have an issue tracker and enhancements list which I think you should add
this to. To other subscribers to the list, if you think this is a feature
you would like to see us work on please 'star' it on the issue tracker.
The issue tracker can be found here:
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM, Jaanus <jaa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a request to the Twitter API team but rather than sending it
> in private, I'm posting it here so others can chime in too.
> Tweets are 140 characters. But sometimes Twitter decides that some
> content is interesting enough to annotate with graphical icons on
> Twitter.com. Examples are red ribbon/aids that I think happened a
> while ago, and now during World Cup, the #worldcup hashtag gets a
> football icon and all the #country 3-letter abbreviations get a flag.
> These things happen quickly and spontaneously enough inside Twitter
> that it's not possible or necessary to coordinate with dev community
> beforehand. I appreciate that, and that's perfectly fine. But perhaps
> you can send developers this data as metadata, so should the apps "opt
> in" to displaying these, they could do that too? You already have two
> mechanisms in place for this that you could utilize — the "entities"
> where you transmit the URLs and hashtags, and of course "annotations".
> Could we have these icons transmitted as part of either of these
> mechanisms? And maybe you can standardize the height or size so we
> could consider it in our UI layouts?
Developer Advocate, Twitter