Reclaiming my Tweets
28 Jun 2013
I display my recent tweets on the right-hand side of my web site. There isn't really enough width for a Twitter widget, and I don't want too much visual distraction (like icons and photos) or slow loading there anyway.
https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json API, which requires no authentication.
This promptly broke when twitter retired the API v1. I didn't really think of this usage as an app using an API, but I suppose the URL should have given it away.
Next I went to dev.twitter.com to create a new application called
GreenhillsImporter, saved off my app details:
and get my tweets with:
So, tweets are back. I've also added a proper twitter widget to the homepage.