The tweets are coming through fine and most of the re-tweets are coming through OK too. The problem is with some of the longer retweets. Whilst all the retweets seem to come through fine on their twitter page/account, it is a different matter when it comes to the feed from the API.
The API (at least I think it is the API) seems to be adding (or re-prepending) the “RT @username [and then IF the person they are retweeting has a tweet more than 140 characters]” the API collects the data and it is then clipping the retweet of the last 15-20 characters and putting in a “…” at the end of the tweet. This seems to correspond to the number of characters in the username + the @ symbol and spaces. So the API seems to be counting the “RT @username” as part of the 140 characters and then disallowing the rest of the (re)tweet.
I admittedly am not an expert in the rules of retweeting and if there are any specifications that the API follows that are different than normal tweets.
Am I correct in my understanding of what is happening?
Is this a limitation that I can’t control? ie - Can I control the RT @ or am I barking up the wrong tree here and misunderstanding something?
Thanks in advance for any help and/or advice.