Here’s the issue I’m having pretty frequently.
Say I have a list of 100 twitter screen names/usernames I wanna send a tweet to using the Rest API.
A certain number of these people (likely only a handful at most) will have changed their screen name. Sa
When I send a tweet with the status message of “@oldscreenname here is your award!” the tweet appears in the posting user’s timeline because @oldscreenname was changed to @oldscreenname2 or something like that.
Could it be possible to address a tweet at a user using their user id which never changes? Checking for a new username everytime I’m about to send a message really hurts, not to mention is impractical because of API limits sometimes.