https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/statuses/retweets/%3Aid states that this endpoint “Returns up to 100 of the first retweets of a given tweet.”. But when I call this endpoint for tweet with more than 100 retweets, I got some really fresh retweets. So it looks like it return up to 100 most recent retweets.
I wanted to ask, if it is a error in documentation, or a ordering of tweets is a implementation detail which can change in future with no warning?
If this endpoint ordering is “unstable” by design, what is the other, stable way of getting newest retweets of a tweet (and no, please do not suggest streams. I can’t use them in this case.)