This is pretty easy to miss -- "notifications" in this context enables the target user to be among those the "current user" receives SMS notifications for (if they have that feature enabled) -- it's the equivalent of sending a POST to notifications/follow for the user.
The default "follow" behavior on Twitter.com is just the simple POST to friendships/create you're already doing. As for include_entities in this context -- probably not necessary unless you were going to display the "just followed" user's most recent status and wanted to use entities to help you render it. @episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary - Twitter Developer Advocate On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM, pl <plot.l...@gmail.com> wrote: > Can someone descripe what the 'follow' options is actually used for - > it's described as 'Enable notifications for the target user' but I'm > not sure what that actually means. > > If I don't include this param, then the friendship gets created, and > seems to work as expected. What am I missing but not putting this in? > > I'm also not using the 'include_entities' param. That says that these > will be made a default component of output in the future, so should I > just add them in now so that nothing changes when this is made the > default (I've no idea how long this 'in the future' message has been > there as I've only just started looking at this - could this future > they speak of still be a very long way off...) > > What would be the values to set this to in order to exactly mirror the > actions taken by clicking on the 'follow' button within twitter. > Should they both be missing, both set, or some other combination? > > Thanks in advance for any hints on this. > > -- > 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 > -- 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