There is a site called Mombo.com and in the top right hand corner it allows you to search for any Twitter user by keyword. It then shows you a set of results. Then once you select a user it shows you their profile picture, their name, twitter handle and location and description. It never asks for any authentication nor authorisation of any sort, so my question is, does anybody know how they do that?
For example if you search for “TheDappy” in the search box and then from the results page select the 1 result, it will now go to the search results page and show the information I mentioned above, in this case:
“Profile picture of Costas” Costas @TheDappy
I am a musician."
It is also able to crawl twitter and gather the user and his friends tweets without authorisation or authentication.
Could anyone please help me with the above 2 issues?
I look forward to discussing this.