[wp-hackers] Twitter API and Authentication

Lew Ayotte - Full Throttle Development lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com
Tue May 11 15:07:29 UTC 2010

Yeah, I saw/downloaded/activated your plugin... I still think it seems like
too much work for the average client.

Especially for a simple 140 character limit service :).

Lew Ayotte
Full Throttle Development, LLC
lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Lew Ayotte - Full Throttle
> Development <lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com> wrote:
> > It seems like that is the antithesis of user-friendly and would seem like
> > the opposite of what Twitter would want. I currently have over 13,000
> > downloads for my Twitter Post plugin. Many of those are updates, so let's
> > assume that 1/16 of those are legit users. Twitter really wants over 800
> app
> > requests for the same app? And I'm not the only one with a Twitter Plugin
> > that allows you to post to twitter -- Twitter Tools has over 500,000
> > downloads.
> My users seem to have no problem with it:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-twitter-connect/
> There's a fundamental difference in viewpoint here. See, you're
> viewing your plugin as the "Application". Twitter views each separate
> website sending data to them as its own "application".
> I've been doing it this way since the beginning. It works fine. Most
> users prefer this, actually, because on their tweets, instead of
> saying "posted by Twitter Tools", it says "posted by User's Own
> Website" and links back to their website.
> If you still want to do it your way, then you should set up a website
> of your own that acts as a relay for all your users. Instead of them
> talking directly to Twitter, they talk to Twitter through you, and
> thus through your application.
> If you want to see what it looks like, take a look at
> http://twitter.com/ottodestruct. Note how each post says "posted by
> Otto on WordPress"? That's the application for my http://ottopress.com
> website. If I was to publish something on http://ottodestruct.com, it
> would come through a separate application that I created for that
> website, and would show "posted by Nothing to See Here" instead, even
> though it's on the same account.
> -Otto
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