In statuses/show what is the symbol fields, or whats means?


#1

In my response of some tweet i have the next information:

    { created_at: 'Thu Jul 24 21:21:29 +0000 2014',
  id: 492419321411276800,
  id_str: '492419321411276800',
  text: 'Choque en Vallarta de Inglaterra a los Cubos en incorporación a carril central pasando Gran Plaza, no genera tráfico http://t.co/v2WErYFl3y',
  source: '<a href="http://www.apple.com" rel="nofollow">iOS</a>',
  truncated: false,
  in_reply_to_status_id: null,
  in_reply_to_status_id_str: null,
  in_reply_to_user_id: null,
  in_reply_to_user_id_str: null,
  in_reply_to_screen_name: null,
  user: 
   { id: 263809798,
     id_str: '263809798',
     name: 'TraficoZMGuadalajara',
     screen_name: 'Trafico_ZMG',
     location: 'Guadalajara, México',
     description: 'Reportamos el tráfico y contingencias en la ZM de GDL, participa enviandonos tu reporte. Aviso Legal: Si nos envías un tweet, nos estas permitiendo republicarlo',
     url: 'http://t.co/Nc8C5TELk1',
     entities: { url: [Object], description: [Object] },
     protected: false,
     followers_count: 120759,
     friends_count: 292,
     listed_count: 986,
     created_at: 'Thu Mar 10 19:48:34 +0000 2011',
     favourites_count: 203,
     utc_offset: -18000,
     time_zone: 'Guadalajara',
     geo_enabled: true,
     verified: false,
     statuses_count: 294129,
     lang: 'es',
     contributors_enabled: false,
     is_translator: false,
     is_translation_enabled: false,
     profile_background_color: 'C9EAEB',
     profile_background_image_url: 'http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_background_images/378800000128662220/uFLmUWkY.png',
     profile_background_image_url_https: 'https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_background_images/378800000128662220/uFLmUWkY.png',
     profile_background_tile: false,
     profile_image_url: 'http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/459073030539317248/_nRQ-aDi_normal.png',
     profile_image_url_https: 'https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/459073030539317248/_nRQ-aDi_normal.png',
     profile_banner_url: 'https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/263809798/1402094613',
     profile_link_color: '0084B4',
     profile_sidebar_border_color: '000000',
     profile_sidebar_fill_color: 'DDEEF6',
     profile_text_color: '333333',
     profile_use_background_image: true,
     default_profile: false,
     default_profile_image: false,
     following: true,
     follow_request_sent: false,
     notifications: false },
  geo: null,
  coordinates: null,
  place: null,
  contributors: null,
  retweet_count: 1,
  favorite_count: 1,
  entities: 
   { hashtags: [],
     symbols: [],
     urls: [],
     user_mentions: [],
     media: [ [Object] ] },
  extended_entities: { media: [ [Object] ] },
  favorited: false,
  retweeted: false,
  possibly_sensitive: false,
  lang: 'es' }

But the symbol field always is empty, what information contains that field? Thnak you.


#2

It’s what a lot of people call “cashtags”. For more info: https://blog.twitter.com/2013/symbols-entities-tweets