You'll have to authenticate to use this call, but you don't have to authenticate as the user who posted the original tweet. Any valid user should do.

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On Nov 20, 2009, at 4:11 AM, "" < > wrote:

Is there a way to get at the retweets without entering a username and



On Nov 19, 5:43 pm, Mark McBride <> wrote:
Also note that the safer way to do what (I think) you're trying to do
is to use the retweets API
( ),
for example

curl -uyouruser:yourpassword


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Mark McBride <> wrote:
Great! I checked through the code paths, and they look solid on our end.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Jim Gilliam <> wrote:
I figured out what's happening. When "RT @thekabira" gets added to the front of the tweet, it makes the tweet text longer than 140 characters, so it then cuts off the rest of the tweet, which is what had "act" in it, so it never shows up through the streaming api tracking for anything with "act" in

So this tweet: "What’s the deal with the Climate Bill? RT new
#climategraphic, win a prize! @PhaedraEL";

turns into this, when it's retweeted:

"RT @thekabira: What’s the deal with the Climate Bill? RT new
#climategraphic, win a prize! @PhaedraELhttp://ac


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Jim Gilliam <> wrote:

My understanding is that the only way to get all the new retweets is through the streaming API because they don't show up in search. So I'm
using the track method, but I'm not seeing retweets come through.

Specifically, this: 5865706501was retweeted twice, but I didn't see it come through. Old style retweets
continue to come through normally.

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