FYI, we found out the hard way today that PHP's json_decode does not handle the new id size released in snowflake. By default, PHP's json_decode automatically converts big ints to floats - resulting in an exponential number. In our case, we were handling ID's in a string (to support an unknown size and type of identifier - some id's aren't integers)...and this caused quite the issue with some of our features.
So, even though the 53 bit integer won't be hit for another 23 days now - if you are using PHP and the built in json_decode, you may want to switch to the id_str asap. -- 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