When I changed my screen_name last year all the replies continued to show up in the replies API method. This might have changed with the switch to mentions.
Abraham On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:21, 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? > > Thanks, > Daniel > > > > 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? >>> >>> Thanks, >>> Daniel >>> >> >> >> >> -- >> Raffi Krikorian >> Twitter Platform Team >> http://twitter.com/raffi >> > > -- Abraham Williams | Community Advocate | http://abrah.am Project | Out Loud | http://outloud.labs.poseurtech.com This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private. Sent from Seattle, WA, United States