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  • How to parse URLs, hash tags, and more from a tweet

    Posted September 18, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Tweets come with all kinds of actionable elements inside them these days. Shortened URL’s, #hashtags, @replies, and the actual message body. When you’re consuming a list of tweets, it’s important to be able to parse out these elements from the plain text so that they can be made into hyperlinks and directed at the proper location.
  • Creating a Twitter proxy for mobile development

    Posted August 21, 2013 - 12:00 am

    It’s been several months now since Twitter switched over to version 1.1 of the Twitter API. Headaches were expected, and headaches are being had. A primary cause of these headaches is the move to enforce OAuth for every API request, but a second culprit - rate limiting - is responsible for drastic restructuring of existing code.
  • Cautionary tale from a Twitter 'share-cropper'

    Posted March 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Twit Cleaner is a popular web app that has been used by hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to clear deadwood from their accounts. Now, however, Twit Cleaner has become one of the latest victims of Twitter's controversial API changes.
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