Find the direct link to a Twitter status update

I sometimes need to link to a specific Twitter status update and since the recent upgrade (or as I personally see it downgrade) of the Twitter UI it is quite annoying to find the Status ID, as it can not be copied from the interface (without some Javascript debugging tools at least).

http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=[screen_name]

This will show the users timeline in XML format revealing the Status ID in the XML result. The following URL can be used to then construct the permalink to the specific status update:

http://twitter.com/[screen_name]/status/[status_id]

Not a particular hard thing to do, but annoying and time consuming if you have to remember. Hope this saves somebody some time.

Enjoy !

Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

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