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