On 03/26/2010 08:14 PM, Harshad RJ wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 12:56 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> <zzn...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> I posted some of the results from this to my blog. A few people have
>> questioned the high position of UberTwitter, which is Blackberry-only.
>> As has been noted on this list, when a person uses the built-in retweet,
>> the *original* posting client is the one that shows up, not the one the
>> retweeter used. Could that account for the high ranking of UberTwitter?
> Do retweets appear in the stream? My hunch is no, but I may not have
> observed long enough.
> If they do, then your hypothesis is quite likely true.. since UberTwitter is
> used by a number of celebrities (in my own limited observations).

The "Sample" streams I've looked at *do* contain retweets. If a tweet is
a re-tweet created with the built-in retweet button, it has an embedded
"retweeted_status" object, which is the original tweet. I haven't looked
to see if the "source" value is copied from the original tweet into the

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