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. :) >