Because you're suppose to use home_timeline now, which has everything public_timeline has, plus support for retweets.
~Patrick On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Carlos <carlosju...@gmail.com> wrote: > why? > > On Mar 3, 9:45 pm, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: >> This is an announcement that we will be deprecating the * >> /statuses/public_timeline* resource as of April 5th (4/5/10). Please let us >> know if there are any major concerns. >> >> Thanks, Ryan >