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Yes, each Twitter Account is assigned a user_id. Taken from the Twitter API Documentation user_id The ID of the user for whom to return results for. Helpful for disambiguating when a valid user ID is also a valid screen name. http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json?user_id=12345 It's also useful to know that you can get the user_id by ...


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What sites should do is use twitters oAuth to sign in, it will redirect you to twitter where you will be asked if want to share details (never your password). External sites will soon no longer be able to sign users into twitter using a username and password so behaviour like this will soon be going the way of the dodo. To see it in action, I have built a ...


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It's pretty easy to set up email notifications you just enter the email address that you want the notifications to be sent to. Have you checked that the email hasn't been marked as spam - emails are sent from commits-noreply@bitbucket.org you have pushed the changes to the remote server (Bitbucket) and they aren't being pushed to a local repository. the ...


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You don't necessarily need a plugin to do that. Here are 2 alternate methods: FriendFeed You can use FriendFeed (details here, disclaimer it's my blog). FeedBurner If you use FeedBurner to manage the RSS of your blog, you can go to the Publicize tab, then click on the Socialize sidebar link and set-up FeedBurner to post on Twitter when a new post comes ...


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You shouldn't. A site that wants to let you use your personal credentials should have an OpenID integration like webapps.stackexchange.com (or the other family members). Asking you to enter your credentials, even if without evil intent, is inviting trouble.


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Dropbox has Twitter integration, not just for promotional purposes (which is definitely one of the reasons). If you link your Twitter account with Dropbox, you will be able to share files on Twitter (through the Dropbox website) and hence the "Post Tweets for you" & "See who you follow" privileges are required by Dropbox. I'm not sure of why it would ...


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As far as I've found, Facebook and Twitter don't have very good cross-posting functionality between them. I would suggest using a third service such as Posterous for your posts. Posterous has an autopost ability that lets you automatically or selectively post to many different locations, Facebook and Twitter included. It also allows you to post more complex ...


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Always prefer OAuth logins - these direct you to Twitter to login and authorise the site (much like Facebook connect). But it can sometimes be difficult to be absolutely sure that it is Twitter you're sending the password to - especially if the site opens the OAuth page in an iFrame or similar. Also - even if the site is using OAuth it can still be up to no ...


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Why would it need my password if it uses OAuth? Some twitter application that have not been updated to support OAuth fully can use the xAuth API to obtain OAuth credentials from a username and password. This is only required once per application installation as the OAuth token that it returns does not expire. How they could be prevented from storing ...


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It's purely promotional. Once connected you can tweet your referral link to your Twitter followers and by promoting the service, Dropbox is giving you a reward. Source and source. Image source:


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These particular tweets are just going unindexed by the search service -- not all tweets are indexed. Please note that we may not show every Tweet in search results pages. Reference


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Entering data into Facebook Wall having it post to Twitter. (Facebook app) - Posts get truncated to 140. Extra placed in a fb short link - an @ mention to someone on Facebook does not mean the same on Twitter Facebook mentions - True automation no need to check on Twitter. - Control privacy per post to selective groups (at least in Facebook) - Photo uploads ...


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There is a software called Twidium which can help you. You can find users who tweet about the weather (by entering "weather" as a keyword), you can narrow the aria of search by choosing only those, who tweets often (you can define frequency), etc. There is a trial period of 1 week. Have a look!


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First, they cannot technically prevent the application from storing your password. Now, if they are a well-behaved local application, the password is only processed (or stored) on your computer and sent to Twitter. That is very different from a service provider storing your password on their servers, which is the problem OAuth was originally designed to ...


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The biggest app for this is TwitterMail: http://twittercounter.com/pages/twittermail I feel like it has the biggest following, and best combination of features / ease of use. Other Solutions include: http://tweetymail.com/ http://www.tweetbymail.com/ http://tweettoemail.com/



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