I'm looking for clarification on the call to user:statuses/friends. I noticed that in the returned results there is a "following" field. It appears as though this field indicates whether or not the screen_name supplied in the request is following the given user. This information, to me, seems quite obvious. We're making a request to retrieve friends after all; it is automatically assumed we're grabbing Mr. screen_name's friends
The functionality I would like to see, and I believe would be beneficial meta-data for numerous applications, is that the "following" field feeds you a boolean value as to whether the user result is following the user associated to screen_name. If I have misinterpreted the field, my apologies. In the API Console, all returned results for my own personal screen_name returned "following" as TRUE, and I know a number of those individuals off the top of my head are not following me. Could we get this meta-data implemented in the response? I'd be willing to discuss in more detail, I need the information without making additional API calls in order to further improve a weighting/ ranking algorithm I am using.