By definition, mentions would contain the retweets because retweets contain @username in them. Twitter changing the current mentions stream to explicitly remove retweets would break the current functionality not be backward compatibility.
Maybe you could add a feature request for a second mentions stream that doesn't contain retweets maybe. It wouldn't fix retweets done manually though unless twitter adds tweet parsing magic. Zac Bowling On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 6:59 AM, twittme_mobi <nlupa...@googlemail.com> wrote: > So basically statuses/retweet results are included in statuses/ > mention ? > > > On Nov 17, 4:21 pm, Josh Roesslein <jroessl...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Mentions are any tweets that contain @yourscreenname in the tweet. >> Retweets are tweets that repeat a previously posted tweet (kind of >> like email forwarding). >> >> >> >> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Rich <rhyl...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Mentions are anyone who replies or mentions or retweets you, retweets >> > are exactly that, just retweets? >> >> > On Nov 17, 10:15 am, twittme_mobi <nlupa...@googlemail.com> wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> >> I wondered if we already could start using the retweet API methods - >> >> for example statuses/retweet. >> >> Currently statuses/mentions also returns retweets , so what is the >> >> difference between thos and how >> >> should they be organized in an application implementing this >> >> functionality/ >> >> >> Thanks.- Hide quoted text - >> >> - Show quoted text - >