Using the GET statuses/mentions request I can return all the @mentions and RT's for the authenticating user. The API documentation says that no authentication is required, but since there is no user ID parameter I can see that it does in fact require authentication (reading the forums have confirmed this I think).
Does anyone know of a way to get the # of mentions and RTs for a user ID within a timeframe (i.e. last 30 days)? Using the Search API I can get some results in json... but it seems to be only returning the last 8 or so mentions. Does anyone know how applications like Klout are getting these stats? (http://klout.com/uschles/score shows 267 mentions and 63 retweets). I'm sure they are still only accurate within a certain timeframe but I'm curious as to how they're getting these stats at all without authentication from the user. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sachin