i don't think there is a way to do this currently.
could i ask a favor and ask you to note this feature request on the google
On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Daniel Peebles <pumpkin...@gmail.com>wrote:
> So in general it's not possible to see that for example that old tweets
> mentioning e.g., @pumpkingod (my old screen name) are actually referring to
> user id 13447902 whose current screen name is @copumpkin? Are there any
> plans to add a way to look those up?
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com>wrote:
>> there isn't an API call that will give you an old screen name of a user.
>> mentions are computed both at posting time, and by doing textual lookups
>> depending on the situation.
>> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Daniel Peebles <pumpkin...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I've been trying to extract mentions from some historical tweets I
>>> collected (some a couple of years old) and as the mentions are textual, some
>>> of the screen names have changed. Is there any way to look up a user id
>>> based on an old screen name of that user? Does twitter even maintain that
>>> information? Do the API methods for mentions simply extract possible
>>> mentions at posting time or are they doing a textual lookup as well?
>> Raffi Krikorian
>> Twitter Platform Team
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