I've been studying APIs and testing with toy apps; technically, it's all working fine.
My questions, regarding a desktop app that I hope to distribute: 1) OAuth is obviously required for status updates (api.twitter.com/ POST), but what about search.twitter.com/GET of public tweets? Do I still need to use OAuth (e.g., so that twitter can monitor my app's behavior)? 2) Same as (1), but for stream.twitter.com/filter ? 3) Is it Ok for desktop apps to hold stream.twitter.com connections open for 20 minutes or so, e.g., during a group discussion? Thanks