How does one get a private API key, like flickr and github issue, instead of one for "an app"?


Right now from what I can tell there is only one way to get an API key, and that’s to tell twitter you’re developing “an app”, even when you’re not. I just want a private API key that has full access to personal tweets, so I can play around with some scripting to my own twitter stream, not an app that gets published to the rest of the world, with an associated URL and all the other nonsense.

How can we get a private API key?