Retweet Count


#1

I’m pulling tweets down using the REST API and I’m getting some results I don’t understand.

Most of the tweets I get back have 1+ retweet count, some as high as 170, but the retweeted property is almost always false. If the value is true, the retweet count is reasonable, 1-10ish.

Is this a bug?


#2

Hi Kennedy,

This is actually intended to be very different. retweet_count is how many times this Tweet has been retweeted, whereas retweeted indicates whether or not this Tweet has been retweeted by the logged in user. This explains why retweeted can be false even with a large number in retweet_count.

Read more about all the attributes here: [node:7286].