yeah, that’s worked for a little while. the drawback is that twitter’s API doesn’t have a way to get a tweet’s replies, so everyone who needs to do that currently searches for @-mentions of the author and filters the search results by the `in_reply_to_status_id` field. details: []( mentionless replies break that.

so, beware of mentionless replies if you want any twitter API clients (e.g. bridgy :P) to work.


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  1. @snarfed ah, I tend to scrape using as it’s forced to return results which are useful to humans :)

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