Before I type anything substantive, I want to note that, yes, I am clueless.
I am in charge of a Twitter project at my work: we’re going to launch an account soon, and my boss, naturally I guess, wants to know whether we can do things that I think a plain ol’ Twitter account doesn’t supply.
Example: he wants to know whether we can somehow access / track / store all the responses to the account’s tweets. Of course the default stats file gives the number of likes, responses, etc, but he is looking for more.
Because of requests like this, I decided to apply for developer status.
I got it, but it seems that in order to really get everything set up, I have to create some kind of Twitter ‘app.’ Reference the message “You’ll need an app and API key in order to authenticate and integrate with most Twitter developer products. Create an app to get your API key.”
Here is where I go all clueless and you may amply indulge your desire to laugh at me. I have no idea how to proceed. This is doubtless because I am not a very good programmer. Most of the work I’ve done here has been simple-to-moderately complex Perl programming, most of THAT involving connecting to databases. I feel a bit out of my element here.
Is this confusion happening because a Dev account really isn’t what I need (I am factoring in my aging brain, my overcaffeinated state, etc)? If not a Dev account, then … what? how do I get more advanced statistics, etc., things like that?