User Streams ===== After an uneventful beta test period, the User Streams feature of the Twitter Streaming API is now in regular production. As with all production APIs, material changes will be pre-announced and non-backward-compatible changes will be avoided. Developers may release products against the production endpoint at http://userstream.twitter.com/2/user.json.
While User Streams is most useful for Desktop Clients, experimentation in other use cases is encouraged. Note that service integrations, such as websites and other server-based systems, must not open more than a very small number of User Streams. Instead, services must use Site Streams. Follow the product selection guide, http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api#products to select the correct product and avoid access interruptions. Access to User Streams on betastream.twitter.com is now unsupported, and the beta test endpoints will be disabled in a few days. Home Timelines ===== Site Streams and User Streams now support the "with" parameter to control the delivery of home timelines. This parameter currently accepts two values: "users" or "followings". When set to "users", only messages targeted directly at a user will be delivered: * Statuses created by the user * @mentions and Direct Messages sent to the user * Retweets and favorites of the user's statuses * New followings by the user * New followers of the user * User's profile updates When set to "followings", the stream will also include: * Statuses and retweets created by any of the user's followings * @mentions from any of the user's followings, subject to the setting of the "replies" parameter Site Streams defaults to "users" while User Streams defaults to "followings". These differing default values may be confusing, but were chosen to retain backwards compatibility. We recommend that you explicitly set this parameter to avoid confusion and future compatibility problems as we refine this API. John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Mark McBride http://twitter.com/mccv Cara Meverden http://twitter.com/caramev -- 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