This might be a long shot - but does anyone know if Twitter has an API for it’s @mention functionality?
Idea is that we develop a directory of users within our business and integrate the @mention functionality into some of our applications (e.g. IM, email, web profiles etc). Whenever someone places an @symbol in front of a person’s name, this triggers a query of our employee database. If a user is found, the name turns blue and provides a hyperlink to their internal profile page. Was hoping there would be a Twitter API I could leverage to implement this.
Hope that makes sense!