Hi Peter,

This is an undocumented API feature. We'll have more to say about it soon
(hopefully today even). Stay tuned.

Taylor

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Peter <pmilk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> So, yesterday, when I posted this, <retweet_count> was returning null
> values for everything.
>
> Today, I get the correct values for the first 3 statuses in my
> retweets_of_me, then they seem to alternate between zero and null for
> the rest.
>
> For the immediate purposes of what I'm working on at the moment, this
> field working correctly would be awesome. Any news?
>
> On Aug 18, 1:10 pm, Peter <pmilk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Retweets_of_me, in its current form is not very useful, and worse,
> > leads to an insane amount of needless API calls.
> >
> > If...
> >
> > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/retweets_of_me.xml
> >
> > ...gives me a list of all my statuses that have been retweeted, why do
> > these parameters always come out null & false?:
> >
> >   <retweet_count></retweet_count>
> >   <retweeted>false</retweeted>
> >
> > Currently, the procedure is:
> >
> > 1. Get retweets_of_me.
> > 2. Pull inhttp://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/retweets/id.formatfor
> > each of those tweets.
> >
> > Okay. Not sure why there's not an easier way, but let's go with that
> > for now. Except... If more people retweet some of those same tweets
> > after I pull in retweets_of_me. Since <retweet_count> is apparently
> > broken, there's no one-shot way to tell which ones I need to check, so
> > I have to keep checking back with each one, using a seperate API call
> > for each check.
> >
> > Please tell me I'm simply missing something here, which is entirely
> > possible. :)
>

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