Twitter does not handle classic retweets any different from standard tweets.
They have no representation of being a retweet other then containing the
originators name and showing up as a mention. As such they will not show up
in any of the retweet API methods unless someone natively retweets them.


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 16:05, emh <> wrote:

> with the new retweet mechanism i can retweet a tweet my friends have
> retweeted and i believe it shows up as a retweet of that original
> tweet.
> but with the old RT @xxx convention for retweeting, i could retweet a
> retweet like so: RT @yyyy RT @xxxx ....
> in that case, does my retweet show up as a retweet of the original
> tweet or of the retweet i actually retweeted?
> is it possible to have a chain of retweets?

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