I am using the Streaming API to pull in a tweet, check if the tweet is a retweet of a tweet that was previously pulled in by my app, and if so update the retweet_count for the original tweet.
Here you can see the tweet object for the original tweet. Using API 1.0, you can see view the following URL in your browser and see that the “retweet_count” is not zero (14 when I last checked):
In my application, this is the tweet object for a retweet of the original tweet shown above. You can see that the “retweeted_status->retweet_count” value is 0:
Every time a new retweet of that original tweet comes in, it shows the retweet_count as zero. It used to show a pretty accurate/up to date count of retweets.