The best I can locate for the "Who to follow" functionality from the Twitter API is under the User Resources and touching on GET users/suggestions and GET users/suggestions/:slug now how to come close to what Twitter places on their Who to follow page is beyond me.
-Dustin This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Mike Champion <mike.champ...@gmail.com>wrote: > Thanks for the clarification Ryan. Two questions: > > 1) Do you have a clear definition of what counts as a Twitter client? > Is it any app/service that posts updates to Twitter, including apps > like twitterfeed and Instapaper? Or is it only those apps that are > "primarily" clients? I'm certainly familiar with the challenge of > classifying apps ;) but wanted to know who will be covered by the ToS > Section 1.5 and how you think about "clients" given Twitter's updated > stance. > > 2) In section 1.5.A of the ToS it says: > > "Your Client must use the Twitter API as the sole source for features > that are substantially similar to functionality offered by Twitter. > Some examples include trending topics, who to follow, and suggested > user lists." > > Is the "Who to follow" functionality available via API from Twitter > for clients that want to offer this? I wasn't aware that it been > released as API but may have missed it on dev.twitter.com. > > Thanks, > > -mike > > On Mar 11, 3:47 pm, Eric Mill <kproject...@gmail.com> wrote: > > "More specifically, developers ask us if they should build client apps > that > > mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. > The > > answer is no." > > > > "We need to ensure users can interact with Twitter the same way > everywhere." > > > > I'm not sure you can say these things and simultaneously try to say you > have > > a welcoming developer environment. All third party Twitter developers, no > > matter what they make, are now walking on eggshells, constantly at risk > of > > offending Twitter's ideas of how users should interact with Twitter. > > > > You may feel you "need" this consistency, but you don't. You want it, and > > are willing to make tradeoffs to get it. I just hope you realize how big > > those tradeoffs are, and how chilling it is for Twitter to decide that > only > > certain kinds of innovation on the Twitter API are welcome. > > > > -- Eric > > -- > 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