Embedded retweets rendering issue

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#1

Not too long ago I posted How to display a retweet embedded on my site?, which concerns that retweets render exactly as the original tweet, ant thus lose information.

I never got an answer to my last comment, so here is an expanded version of the first post:

I am showing a bunch of tweets in a list after how they are ranked by our analysis tool. It’s important for us to distinguish between retweets and normal tweets. The widget script is run however, the retweets render exactly like the tweet they retweeted. Example:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none">
    <p>
        RT @BrowningMachine: @MidnightYell512 
        BitBucket. Been using it a couple of months, it&#39;s excellent. SourceTree, the desktop UI, very well d…
    </p>
    <footer>
        Yemi (<a href="https://twitter.com/gunnerglory1">@gunnerglory1</a>) <a href="https://twitter.com/gunnerglory1/status/735946368217284609" target="_blank">2016-05-26</a>
    </footer>
</blockquote>

renders exactly like

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none">
    <p>
       @MidnightYell512
       BitBucket. Been using it a couple of months, it&#39;s excellent. SourceTree, the desktop UI, very well done.
    </p>
    <footer>
        BrowningMachine (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrowningMachine">@BrowningMachine</a>) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrowningMachine/status/735928189206159361" target="_blank">2016-05-26</a>
    </footer>
</blockquote>

How do I make it clear that retweets are retweets?

It is important to notice that we cannot use collections or timelines, because we would have to create a timeline of one tweet for every tweet, or create a new collection almost every time there is a page reload, because the data changes slightly.


#2

(edited the title slightly)

As @indianburger explained in the other thread, unfortunately this is not something that is supported by embedded Tweet views today. Sorry about that - I can’t promise you that this will change in the future, but we’ll certainly take your use case into consideration.

The only thing I can think of today would be for you to build some logic to check the API and then render some kind of message above or below the embedded Tweet to denote that this was retweeted by a specific user.


#3

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