Thanks for the reply Ken. I understand all you have said, but the real power of protocols like OAuth is user consent of their own attribute data. My entire goal is to *avoid* having to ask a user to re-enter their emal address. In this particular use case "minimally invasive" is eqivalent to "minimally useful".
On Sep 7, 7:58 pm, Ken <k...@cimas.ch> wrote: > Twitter has distinguished itself as a "minimally invasive" social > network. The API gives you the ability to replicate and build on the > communication model appreciated by Twitter users. > > It's about brevity, it's lightweight and of course you can reach your > followers inbox by direct messaging, if the user accepts email > notifications. > > Meanwhile, verify_credentials gives you what you need to set up their > account and log them in when they return. If you need a user's email > address, just ask them for it. > > Ken -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en