We are an established space-weather company just getting our toe wet in social media. We want to be able to send direct tweets when a large solar flare goes off. Our server handles all the overhead of determining whether a message has been sent (we already use email), the message is stale, etc, so the number of tweets will be very small.
I've been reading the developer twitter pages, but with the firehose of information in the docs, I'm not quite sure where to start.
Should I be using REST? Will we need to implement OAuth to just send tweets out to specific users, or to our own twitter account?
A suggestion or two would prove useful. Thanks in advance.