Rather than pointing out an obvious redesign course it would certainly have been more helpful to me if you had just told me that the tweet lib is working fine for you (if you had a project that was using it)... oh well, c'est la vie...
I've never used Trit(ter) because the idea that the temperature in my server room is important anyone else would never have occurred to me. It must be a generational thing to think that everything that is of interest to you must also be of interest to everyone else. The awareness that it isn't would never have upset me the way that it did you.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. There are alternatives that could be arranged (private data hosting on a remote server comes to mind) to posting the information for everyone to see. 99.9% of the people in the world don't give a damn what the temperature in the server room is, so why post it where everyone can see it?