On May 27, 12:22 am, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
wrote:
> Hi Developers,
>
> We released some new features today that I'll summarize briefly here.
>
> *Entities*
>
> Raffi's already introduced the concept of entities to you in a previous
> post:http://bit.ly/boHXYv
>
> You can now retrieve entities for tweets by specifying a
> include_entities=true parameter to statuses/home_timeline,
> statuses/user_timeline, statuses/friends_timeline, and statuses/mentions API
> calls to receive additional per-tweet payloads dissecting parse-able
> elements from the tweet body like @mentions, links, and hashtags. It's
> really cool! Some examples of how entities are represented can be found
> here:http://dev.twitter.com/pages/tweet_entities

Cool. There is just one issue in combination with the new
"include_rts" flag; I've opened a ticket here:
http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1652


> *Retweets in Timelines*
> *
> *Many developers have asked for merged timelines including native retweets;
> for backwards-compatibility reasons this hasn't been possible in the past.
> Now you can include a include_rts=true parameter to statuses/user_timeline,
> statuses/friends_timeline, and statuses/mentions API calls to receive
> retweets inline in the payload.

Sweet. Thanks for finally implementing this!

- David

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