I believe that this is a known issue which the Twitter team are working on.
There are messages in this group about the issue - a search should give you
some more info.

All the best,

Tom

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 12:03 PM, srikanthsombha...@gmail.com <
srikanthsombha...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am using statuses/friends call to get the list of user's friend's
> screen names. These screen names are stored by the system. I am
> maintaining the last stored screen name, so that it can be used as
> offset from which new screen names can be listed.For ex: today I
> stored 250 screen names, after 10 days 50 more friends are added, by
> using the offset I end up storing the newly added 50 screen names
> only.
>
> The problem is that statuses/friends is returning the array in the
> order in which they joined twitter , but not the order in which the
> user is following them. As per the documentation it says ...
> "Returns a user's friends, each with current status inline. They are
> ordered by the order in which the user followed them, most recently
> followed first, 100 at a time"
>  But the results are different. Where as friends/ids call is returning
> the list as mentioned in documentation. Well i can use this list and
> get screen names for each id, but it is expensive as the system is a
> mobile app and performance is critical.
>
> Please let me know if this is a know issue or is there any thing more
> i need to do to get the statuses/friends as mentioned in
> documentation.
>
> Thanks,
> Srikanth
>

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