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 retweet. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to twitter-development-talk+unsubscribegooglegroups.com or reply to this email with the words "REMOVE ME" as the subject.