I'm not sure if this has been covered already, so if it has please
point me in the right direction (had a quick search too).
Once piece of really valuable information on the user timeline against
each status would be the retweet count. Obviously doing this
ourselves via API calls could be expensive (in terms of hits we're
sending), so it makes sense if it were available in the API.
I can see lots of use for having just the count in there, just as we
have the favorited flag.
Any chance it's coming?