Not getting the URL entity for a tweet though it contains the url


#1

When I am getting the last 20 tweets of a user sometimes the text does not contain full url it contains RT @infotroph: Those are lovely and it was SO HARD to keep myself from posting a dozen more just from this week and, again, follow http://t… . I know this is a retweet .So the problem happens with retweet ? I mean only retweet dose not contain url entities .? Please help


#2

When you’re evaluating a retweet, the text you’re interested in is in the original tweet, so you have to look at the embedded tweet within the retweeted_status node rather than the outermost text node.


#3

but some times the retweet text is coming completely with URL but some times The url is getting stripped .What si the actual problem ? Or is there any way to get the original tweet text by passing retweet ID ?


#4

The answer is still the same – a retweet is a special kind of tweet. If you want the text of the original tweet, including entities mapping, use the embedded tweet object that descends from retweeted_status child node from the root of the tweet hash structure.

Your software’s logic should be to detect whether a tweet has the retweeted_status node, if it does process it the way I describe. If it doesn’t, then it’s a normal non-retweeted tweet.