Archive for October, 2010

Pipes and the new Twitter id format

October 20, 2010

Twitter will soon be changing the format of the Tweet ID element.

To see if this change would affect Pipes I set up a simple test Pipe.

In the results from the test pipe the id element should have the same value as the id_str element. This is obviously not the case.

At this stage it’s not clear whether or not the Pipes team can/will make changes to correct the id value, so at this stage the options are:

  1. Wait and see what happens.
  2. Change your pipes to use the string version of the id.

The important dates for the id change are

  1. October 22 – String versions of the id start appearing (whatever that might mean).
  2. November 4 – Ids will increase to ~41 bits.
  3. November 26 – Ids are increased to the full 64 bits.

Oh, and as for YQL