This is incorrect. The user object returned with a status is intended to be represent the current user object, not a historical one. However. There are currently several bugs open around this, so the user object currently represents a snapshot of the user some time in the fairly recent past.
---Mark http://twitter.com/mccv On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 1:04 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <zzn...@gmail.com>wrote: > Yep ... but you don't get all of their tweets. You get the most recent 3200 > of their *original* tweets. If they used the built-in retweet, those > retweets won't show up in the pages. Try it on @znmeb (me), who > built-in-retweets a lot. ;-) > -- > M. Edward (Ed) Borasky > borasky-research.net/m-edward-ed-borasky/ > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul > Erd?s > > > Quoting Raymond Camden <rcam...@gmail.com>: > > Hmm. So if the API for getting a user's tweets allows you to get _all_ >> of them (via paging, not in one request), that would be a way to trend >> their data over time, right? >> >> I'd rather not use twitalyzer - I want to use the Twitter API natively >> if I can. >> >> >> On Mar 15, 2:01 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zzn...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Well, you can retrieve the user's most recent tweets via >>> statuses/user_timeline. Each returned tweet will have a "created_at" >>> date/time stamp and an embedded "user" object. Inside this embedded >>> user object will be the number of friends and followers the user had >>> when the tweet was created. Plot the date/time stamps on the X axis >>> and the friends on the Y axis and do a kernel regression. ;-) >>> >>> Or, you could go to twitalyzer.com, key in the user's Twitter screen >>> name, then use the "Trends" menu item to display the user's metrics. ;-) >>> -- >>> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky >>> borasky-research.net/m-edward-ed-borasky/ >>> >>> "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul >>> Erd?s >>> >>> Quoting Raymond Camden <rcam...@gmail.com>: >>> >>> >>> >>> > Is it possible to get information about a user based on a certain >>> > time? For example, the number of friends for an account can easily be >>> > returned - but it is for the time of the call itself. Is there a way >>> > to get those values from arbitrary date times? >>> >> >> >