yup - its on our list.  we're working on a series of things behind the
scenes which will allow us to have volatile data available in user objects
in a scalable manner in the API.  as you all probably know, the user object
is embedded in the status object, and sometimes those objects become out of
sync with reality and the like -- once we fix this, getting list data into
the user object is high on the list.

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Nigel Legg <nigel.l...@gmail.com> wrote:

> List membership is as important as followers in terms of reach of a twitter
> account (I won't say person, as bots and group-run corporate accounts also
> have followers and get on lists). If you cannot easily see haw many lists a
> person is on, you can't see
> a) how relevant / influential they are to their current followers; and
> b) the potential reach, beyond the n. followers they already have, that the
> lists represent.
> At the moment I permanently follow three lists created by other people, on
> which more than half the people I don't follow, I'm sure there are plenty of
> other people (especially tweetdeck users, where it is so easy) who do the
> same thing.
> For these reasons, I would say putting the list count in the user object
> would provide us and our users with very useful additional piece of data.
> Cheers, Nigel.
> On 2 April 2010 07:19, Damon C <d.lifehac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I heard somewhere that the list count is supposed to be included in
>> the user object at some point, although I can't remember where I heard
>> that/what the timeline was.
>> Until then, best solution appears to be (I hate to say it) scraping
>> the website. Otherwise, the API calls could get out of hand for users
>> on a ton of lists.
>> Damon
>> On Apr 1, 10:20 pm, "Orian Marx (@orian)" <or...@orianmarx.com> wrote:
>> > Yeah this was logged in the bug tracker I think the day lists were
>> > rolled out to the public, but it looks like it never received an
>> > official response and is still marked as a "new" entry. :(
>> http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1186
>> >
>> > On Apr 1, 5:16 pm, DustyReagan <dustyrea...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > > I was wondering if it'd be possible to get the number of lists a user
>> > > belongs to returned in the User object. I noticed the list count is
>> > > displayed beside status, follower, and following counts all over
>> > > Twitter, looks like the list count may be on the same level as the
>> > > other counts. I'd like to include the list counts in my application
>> > > without making additional API calls. Possibility?
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