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?
> 

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