are you certain of this? the native retweet feature was released in late 2009 -- yet i am able to pull up tweets from 2007 and get results back from the retweets API call (these results were all of the form "RT @xxx ...". this led me to believe that the API did in fact treat these tweets specially.
On May 12, 9:49 am, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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. > > Abraham > > On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 16:05, emh <evanhave...@gmail.com> 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? > > -- > Abraham Williams | Developer for hire |http://abrah.am > @abraham |http://projects.abrah.am|http://blog.abrah.am > This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private.