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Twitter closing API authentication

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by dracony2, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    on their api page it says that basic authentication method will be out of twitter api by end of this months. which means all tools (except maybe hummingbird) won't work. the required oAuth method requires application to have a registered api key etc =)
    currently im writing a bot that would mimic the api buy simply browsing the site an clicking buttons =)
    btw this api change is great news for pro twitter spammers, because it means that twitter will now concentrate on API spam more than on web based spam =)
     
  2. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hummingbird too will be banned. They dont will allow more the use of API.
     
  3. jessica_lee_833

    jessica_lee_833 Registered Member

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    let's use HTTP POST for auth
     
  4. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    only ouath will be supported in time. no other authentication methods will be available
     
  5. diggalive

    diggalive Newbie

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    yes, but the API will not be banned. Hummingbird can simply upgrade to better auth if they want.
     
  6. kaidoristm

    kaidoristm Power Member

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    Oauth has web interface as well. Need to scrape few values only piece of cake.
     
  7. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    To use oauth an application will have to have its own api key. So all spamm tools will just keep getting banned)