How to count tweets authored by the authenticating user that have been retweeted by others?


#1

I am iterating and analysing tweets received via statuses/user_timeline API to prepare some statistics. How can I get number of tweets authored by the authenticating user that have been retweeted by others using user_timeline data?


#2

Walk through their user_timeline. Any tweets with a non-zero retweet_count value authored by the user (but not a retweet itself) have been retweeted at some time.


#3

“but not a retweet itself” what does it means? Do I need to check the flag retweeted?