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Add Basic Authentication example.

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+import tweepy
+# === Basic Authentication ===
+# *Note: Basic Authentication is deprecated and no longer supported on Twitter.
+# It is still provided for use in services like which still suppports it.*
+# This mode of authentication requires the user provide their username and plain text password.
+# These credentials will then be provided for each request to the API for authentication.
+# You would normally fetch this in your application
+# by asking the user or loading from some dark place.
+username = ""
+password = ""
+# Create an authentication handler passing it the username and password.
+# We will use this object later on when creating our API object.
+auth = tweepy.auth.BasicAuthHandler(username, password)
+# Create the API object providing it the authentication handler to use.
+# Each request will then be authenticated using this handler.
+api = tweepy.API(auth)
+api.update_status('Updating using basic authentication via Tweepy!')
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