I am working with Twitter4J which should have support for the latest
retweet format in the current Snapshot. Somehow I cannot get the
retweetedStatus object, it returns null, so I am wondering if retweets
are also part of the streaming API which I am using. I am using the
filter stream and would like to detect retweeted messages in this

Based on the last information form Twitter this should be possible and
the retweetedStatus info should be part of the filter stream statuses.
Is this still correct?


On Nov 19, 5:16 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> Back in August we announced plans to release the Retweet feature along with
> an API to publish and consume retweets. Over the last few months we've been
> gradually opening up the feature to more users as we performance test and
> refine it. You can see some of the original announcement emails around
> retweets 
> here:http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-api-announce/browse_thread/thr...http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-api-announce/browse_thread/thr...http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-api-announce/browse_thread/thr...http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-api-announce/browse_thread/thr...
> Today we've launched the feature to 100% of users. You can now consume
> retweets via the /statuses/home_timeline resource, as well as all the
> specialized retweet timelines. For backwards compatibility reasons we're
> stripping retweets out of the friends_timeline resource as well as the
> user_timeline resource. If you plan on implementing support for consuming
> retweets from timelines, switch all instances of /statuses/friends_timeline
> to /statuses/home_timeline.
> All the relevant retweet documentation can be found 
> here:http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retweethttp://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-home_t...http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retwee...http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retwee...http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retwee...http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-statuses-retweets
> To those implementing this feature in your clients, I'd suggest taking some
> UI cues from what we've done on 
> Twitter.com:http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/differentiating-retweets.png
> Notice how the retweet by @ablegrape of @wblakegray's tweet is clearly
> differentiated from the surrounding tweets with a distinctive retweet icon
> and the "Retweeted by" label along the bottom. This is just one way of doing
> it. Use whatever interface you think makes sense. What's important is
> communicating to your users that the tweet they are seeing was shared with
> them by someone they follow so they don't get confused by seeing tweets in
> their timeline from people they aren't following.
> We're just getting started with the retweet feature but we're happy with
> this initial v1 we pushed out. We're really looking forward to seeing how
> everyone works with this new API.
> --
> Marcel Molina
> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/noradio

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