I find this rather annoying. It looks like I need to grab the entire User object to find out if a Tweet on someone’s timeline was protected or public.
This seems like a potential waste of bandwidth – the User objects are rather large , and often seems to be larger than tweet’s core data itself.
There doesn’t seem to be a way to optimize this with requests either. in pseudocode…tweets = get_home_timeline_without_users( ) # someone could turn an account from Private to Public, or vice-versa authors = get_authors( tweed.author_id for tweet in tweets )
has anyone dealt with this before ? do you just slurp the whole user object ?