What is the return order of GET statuses/retweeters/ids?


#1

Hi,

Would anyone be able to tell me what the return order is for GET statuses/retweeters/ids? i.e. will the oldest retweeters appear first in the list or last?

Also:
Will this method return more than 100 retweeter ids if I use the cursors?
Can I use the SINCE_ID parameter to restrict the data returned?

Thanks!


#2

Anyone able to advise on this?


#3

The return order should be most recently retweeted first – essentially the same order you would see using [node:9699]. Both methods return a maximum of 100 total results, regardless of cursoring or paging.


#4

Ok, does this mean that there is no way to identify more than 100 retweeters?

What about the Search API, is it possible for this to contain more retweets?


#5

Correct, you can’t identify them after the fact. However, if you’re using a streaming API and tracking the right things, you could collect them in real time as they happen instead.

The Search API is more about user-facing relevance and not a great tool for counting things as it doesn’t necessarily want to give you repetitive results.