So basically there is no way to grab only the @mentions for specific
handles?  It was working just fine using the Search API until very recently
(past week) so I dont think the search limitations were the issue. Was the
archive purged in the past week? If so, is there any plan to duplicate this
@mention grabbing functionality at any point or will the mentions be
repopulated slowly as the occur?

Sorry to pester, the app I'm working on requires a couple of streams of
specific types (from xHandle, mentioning xHandle) of tweets

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Taylor Singletary <> wrote:

> The mentions timeline via the REST API requires authentication as you
> noticed. While you can use the search API for this, your results will be
> limited by the tweets that enter the Search API's archive (more about what
> you won't find in the Search API:
> You may want to check out the "follow" variation of our Streaming API:
> Taylor
> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 11:26 PM, @evanmrose <> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I have a script that was happily grabbing all of the @ mentions for
>> certain twitter handles (' as
>> per
>> I just joined the group but as of the past several days, the @mentions
>> have completely been obliterated. I tried directly from the URL (
>> for several
>> different handles and have received no return information. I have read the
>> documentation and understand that the new GET statuses/mentions runs off of
>> the authenticated user. Is there any way to get all of the @mentions for
>> just a certain handle without requiring authentication or has this
>> functionality been deprecated? If there is a way and it is not what I posted
>> in the first line of this email, can someone point me in the right
>> direction? Any help would be much appreciated.
>> Thanks!
>> -Evan

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