Done! It's at http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1459

Thanks again for the great service :)
Dan

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:24 PM, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:

> 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
> code tracker?
>
>
> 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?
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team
> http://twitter.com/raffi
>

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