I'm seeing retweet_details information appearing in the payload of the
statuses/show call. Is this normal behavior?

Try this curl http://twitter.com/statuses/show/4297637412.xml

Thanks - Martin

On Sep 18, 4:57 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> The Retweet API launch is close at hand. You might have already seen
> some retweets appearing in the new statuses/home_timeline from people
> who've been testing them out. We've gotten lots of great questions and
> feedback about the retweet API. Thanks to everyone who has rolled up
> their sleeves and gotten involved. It's been a big help.
> One of the main confusions and criticisms about the retweet API was
> around what happens when a given tweet is retweeted multiple times.
> The explanation was that developers need to do their own retweet
> collapsing. If N people retweet a given tweet, you'd get N instances
> of that same tweet in the appropriate retweet timeline and the home
> timeline. You would then have to do your own internal book keeping
> about whether that tweet had already come in. If it hadn't you'd
> display it for the first time. If it had you'd update the already
> displayed tweet.
> Asking developers to collapse retweets in timelines is onerous,
> complicated and confusing. We're not going to do it that way. We are
> going to add a resource that gives you all retweets for a given tweet.
> In timelines you will get only the first retweet. You can then request
> all retweets for that tweet at any time to get up to 100 retweets that
> have been created for it.
> Here is the documentation for the new resource, 
> statuses/retweets:http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retweets
> Sincere apologies if you've already written collapsing logic for
> retweets. Beta releases are beta releases and I think the retweet API
> is a lot better without the onerous collapsing requirement.
> To give you some ideas of how you can use the API to display retweets,
> here is a recent mock up of one of the potential UIs for the retweets
> timeline on twitter.com:http://a1.twimg.com/example-retweet-ui-18-sep-09.png
> If you've got questions, find bugs, or have any kind of feedback, get
> in touch via the dev mailing list, send an @reply to @twitterapi or
> jump into the #twitterapi IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.
> --
> Marcel Molina
> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/noradio

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