Posting direct messages


#1

This is driving me up the wall! I’m trying to make a simple little Twitter app.

I make the connection to twitter, validate with credentials, etc and able to post a tweet like this:

$connection->request(‘POST’,
$connection->url(‘1/statuses/update’),
array(‘status’ => $tweet_text));

but when I try to do a direct message, the PHP script seems to hang at this spot:

I’ve tried it this way:
$connection->post(‘1/direct_messages/new’, array(‘text’ => ‘dm text here’, ‘FROM_TWITTER_NAME’ => ‘TO_TWITTER_NAME’));

I’ve also tried this:
$method = ‘direct_messages/new’;
$receiverScrName = “SCREEN_NAME”;
$parameters = array(‘screen_name’ => $receiverScrName, ‘text’ => ‘how are you’);
$connection->post($method, $parameters);

The upper case text is valid twitter names.
this should be the picture of simplicity and yet I’m about to pull my hair out! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Eddie