The problem is with the original retweet status id only. we always give
original status id for status/retweet method not your friends retweeted
status id.After retweeting this original status how do you prevent the user
from retweeting this original status again.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM, Brian Smith <br...@briansmith.org> wrote:

> srikanth reddy wrote:
>
>> @Abraham
>> One thing you cant do with the API is
>> Preventing users from retweeting their friends retweet which has already
>> been retweeted by the user .
>>
> Never retweet a retweet. If the user selects a retweet and tries to retweet
> it, your app should find the original tweet's status_id and use *that*
> status_id in the retweet. Then a user cannot retweet the same thing twice
> with your app.
>
> I believe the Twitter API (and website UI) should be doing this
> automatically.
>
> Regards,
> Brian
>

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