Yes, it is possible that screen_name gets used by a different user over time.
Tom On 9/28/10 10:20 AM, Markanday Singh wrote: > 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