Hey gloopymoop, Like the original thread said, you can use the search API to search for tweets to that particular user and check the in_reply_to_status_id field. If you want to track the chain (ie all the replies to @dtran320's reply to @gloopymoop's original tweet), then you have to periodically search each user in the chain.
A more efficient way of achieving this would be to use the Track or Follow streaming API methods and add one users as they join the reply chain: http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api_methods#follow On Aug 3, 6:49 pm, gloopymoop <nerdf...@gmail.com> wrote: > I believe this has been discussed before here, so forgive me if this > is redundant. > > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/browse_thread... > > I would like to build a chain of replies originating from a single > tweet. > > The user will look at the first tweet, then be presented with the > replies to this tweet and be able to move along the chain from the > head down the branches. > > What would be the best way of implementing this? Requiring users to > include a hashtag then periodically searching and keeping a local > database of which tweets are in_reply_to which?