The current friends_timeline and home_timeline both include mentions already. The friends_timeline will continue to not include retweets since the payload for a retweeted status is slightly different. At some future time, though, the friends_timeline will be removed in favor of the home_timeline, which will include retweets. Having both parallel timelines, with one that does not include retweets is just a stop gap measure to ease the upgrade path.
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM, TjL<luo...@gmail.com> wrote: > > from the API page > >> Twitter REST API Method: statuses/home_timeline [COMING SOON] >> Returns the 20 most recent statuses, including retweets, posted by the >> authenticating user and that user's friends. This is the equivalent of >> /timeline/home on the Web. >> >> Usage note: This home_timeline is identical to statuses/friends_timeline >> except it also contains retweets, which statuses/friends_timeline does not >> (for backwards compatibility reasons). In a future version of the API, >> statuses/friends_timeline will go away and be replaced by home_timeline. >> > > Does this mean that "in a future version of the API" there won't be > any way to get a friends timeline without retweets? > > Because the ability to ignore retweets ought to be a Day 1 feature, IMO. > > I would put a much higher value on a unified feed which includes > "*mentions* and friends" than "*retweets* and friends" > > FWIW > > TjL > -- Marcel Molina Twitter Platform Team http://twitter.com/noradio