Gotcha, 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 < taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> 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: > http://support.twitter.com/articles/66018-my-tweets-or-hashtags-are-missing-from-search). > > You may want to check out the "follow" variation of our Streaming API: > http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api_methods#follow > > Taylor > > > On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 11:26 PM, @evanmrose <evanmr...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi Everyone, >> >> I have a script that was happily grabbing all of the @ mentions for >> certain twitter handles ('http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=%40) as >> per http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-Search-API-Method:-search >> >> I just joined the group but as of the past several days, the @mentions >> have completely been obliterated. I tried directly from the URL ( >> http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=%40brassmonkeynyc) 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 >> > >