I believe it's okay to directly use the URLs given in responses (like
the user's profile image url), but you'll quickly run into issues where
those URLs will stop working when someone changes their profile image.
I suggest keeping a copy of the image cached yourself and updating it
every so often to avoid issues like this. However, a better alternative
may be to use @joestump's http://tweetimag.es service.
Christian Fazzini wrote:
Creating a new Twitter app.
I am thinking whether I should save the users images (profile and
background) on the local server or hotlink it instead?
Whats the e-etiquette for this?
Does Twitter encourage us to hotlink images?
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