Category Archives: twitter

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-03

  • One of the things social networking gives me is a way to check in on old acquaintances and confirm that, yep, they're still douche bags. #
  • Awesome Sesame Street "True Blood" parody [insert Count von Count joke here] (thanks Rene) http://bit.ly/bPvdLz #
  • "Many thanks for your candor and continued energy and talent!" Nice to hear someone say & actually mean it, esp. on the *candor* part. #
  • "Up in the Air" based on novel by Walter Kirn, but TiVo says Walter Kim, yes? Not just "rn" looking like "m"? http://plixi.com/p/47389422 #
  • Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes yesterday! #
  • Any of my billion friends who went to law school want to give me some free advice re: sexual harassment? #
  • RT @urbandaily: defenestrate – To uninstall software from a Microsoft operating system, usually in frustration. – http://urbanup.com/5235295 #
  • RT @ConanOBrien: White House is proposing a way to spy on suspects while they're online. The plan is called "Signing them up for Facebook." #
  • RT @jackowayed: @coupacafe how many times do you have to retweet people mentioning you were in the social network? once was quite sufficient #
  • RT @jimmyfallon: Blackberry users: here's #historyofhiphopin3 http://bit.ly/c2vowr #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-26

  • RT @peeweeherman: Someone shared this grid with me on Twitter yesterday (thank you, Someone!) http://ow.ly/2EP30 #
  • "Big Bang Theory" themed ep of Late Late Show w/@CraigyFerg right now (PDT); good example of worlds (albeit both CBS) colliding. #
  • RT @ConanOBrien: We shouldn’t name hurricanes. It only encourages them. #
  • Awesome poster: "Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names" http://bit.ly/b3AbzK #
  • Really liked the "Outsourced" pilot, although kept thinking of how I would manage the office. #

Getting Twitter Profile Image URLs

Tweet from yesterday:

Super useful (don’t know why Twitter hasn’t done this themselves)– Static Profile Image Urls from Shannon Whitley: http://t.co/AjhvqwL #

I take it back– I still love Shannon Whitley’s SPIURL, but apparently, Twitter does have a static link for profile images. Almost all of the Google search results yesterday lamented that Twitter didn’t already have a profile image URL convention and I still haven’t found the actual API documentation page (just some twitter-dev talk), but the URL format is:

http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/username

See, my profile image is at http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/sindyjlee/:

My Twitter Profile image via Twitter API