Twitter sunsetting @Anywhere service #112

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jondavidjohn opened this Issue Sep 10, 2012 · 4 comments

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jondavidjohn commented Sep 10, 2012

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alexkingorg commented Sep 11, 2012

This may be a suitable start on a replacement: http://designwithpc.com/Plugins/Hovercard#demo

However we'd need to dig in a bit to see how they are interacting with the Twitter API. I'm guessing they are using unauthenticated calls right now, which will stop working pretty soon. We'd perhaps need to make an authenticated call and cache the result permanently with the comment (which sucks, since that data can change).

More good ideas needed here - the identity/hovercard stuff is useful. Is there another service that provides this feature?

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jondavidjohn commented Sep 12, 2012

You guessed right, specifically using this endpoint

http://api.twitter.com/1/lookup.json?screen_name=<screen name>

I also couldn't find any licensing. Probably just need to reach out and clarify, then we could possibly fork it and add/remove what we need potentially.

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alexkingorg commented Sep 12, 2012

Looks like there is a CC licensed version in the WordPress plugin (which is necessarily GPL-compatible):

http://designwithpc.com/post/10627942985/use-jquery-plugin-with-wordpress-in-5-easy-steps

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jondavidjohn commented Sep 14, 2012

Getting the ball rolling to at very least remove support.

c4bad95

Potentially work on a replacement in a future version?

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