Twitter API



Twitter exposes some of its functionality via an Application Programming Interface (API). This document is a reference for that functionality, and aims to serve as a reference for developers building tools that talk to Twitter.

RESTful Resources

The Twitter API tries to conform as much as possible to the design principles of Representational State Transfer (REST). You’ll find that you can simply change the file extension on most any request to get results in the format of your choice. This document notes which formats are available for each method.

Twitter presently supports the following data formats: XML, JSON, and the RSS and Atom syndication formats.

The Easiest Way to Play Around with the Twitter API

If your system has curl (and it should!), you’ve already got a great way to poke around the Twitter API. Here are some examples:


You can download the latest win32 command line curl from here.

And More…Via API Documentation – Twitter Development Talk | Google Groups


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