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