Is it possible to get information about users mentioned in a Tweet?


#1

The information below is returned about the creator of a tweet, is it also possible to get this same info about people mentioned in the tweet? I believe the Twitter API does that.

            "user": {
                "name": "Yuko",
                "url": "http://ganbaranba.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/",
                "description": "長崎人!ex-dentist, freelance reporter, Loves Japanese cultural stuff, Arashi&SMAP, eating, trying new things",
                "location": "Richmond, BC, Canada",
                "statuses_count": 12864,
                "followers_count": 406,
                "friends_count": 394,
                "screen_name": "hikarin1113",
                "lang": "en",
                "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
                "listed_count": 36,
                "id": 35121327,
                "id_str": "35121327"
            },

#2

That is not something that is possible at this time. It is certainly an interesting concept, and is something we will look into.

A work around for now would be to collect a list of these mentioned users, and send a separate query off to the Twitter API.