Via Twitter I came across A post showing how easy it is to interface with Twitter using WCF 3.5.
Dariusz hypothesizes that it would be cool to do
TwitterStatusProxy proxy = new TwitterStatusProxy( "username", "password" ); // retrieve friends timeline XElement timeline = proxy.GetFriendsTimeline(); // do whatever you want to do with the data
and proceeds to show how to implement TwitterStatusProxy. All very cool with bindings, channel factories, service contracts and operation contracts.
The only problem I see is that with only .Net 2.0 the same can be achieved with the following:
WebClient wc = new WebClient(); wc.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("username","password"); XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument(); doc.Load(wc.OpenRead("http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline.xml"));