The best way to do this is to take a higher level of Streaming API access,
then compute and persist the results on your end. For example, if you take a
feed of all Retweets, or the full Firehose, you can perform retweet
calculations for all public users. With track, you could track mentions of a
subset of users, or with the firehose, all public mentions of all users.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Sachin <> wrote:

> 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?
> ( 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

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