btw, yes, this is the same issue as the <Retweets and the Public Timeline> thread, but that started back in mid-November and still hasn't been resolved, hence this call.
AW 2010/1/7 Alison W <alis...@gmail.com>: > I have a product which I need to update for the 'internal' RT feature > (as opposed to sending with 'RT' on the front manually). As a security > feature of the product I do not ask for nor require the user to give > me authorisation for Twitter access in any way - I'm never doing an > update and only retrieving public tweets, so to demand a key is > unnecessary and a possible - if theoretical - security hole I feel. > > Using http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?user_id=00000 > used to bring in everything, but now it doesn't. > > The only available option appears to be > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/retweeted_by_me.json except that > demands authentication for all users, even though they may be public > on the web interface, etc. > > Why? And can the retweeted_by_me be removed from this requirement for > non-hidden users please. That it isn't integrated into the main > user_timeline I can live with. > > Alison Wheeler >