Is it possible that is some user will change his twitter handle, the older twitter handle might be alloted to some other user???
Let me explain you my problem now I am creating an app for twitter user, very similar to twitPic. (but not for image posting :P) Idea is i want to store some data corresponding to every twitter user who might join my app. In my database i have a table e.g UserData ---key ---screen_name ---ActualData Now the problem is a user can change his twitter handle on his next visit, i might not be able to pull his data at all. But if i will go with "ID", I have to query his screen name again from twitter , i feel that its very messy. So I thought that, Its ok if user will change his screen_name, He will loose his data, I dont care! but i am concerned that what if that screen_name will be alloted to some other user? is that possible? -- 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