Actually, this data can be obtained pretty easily using Gnip. They
have the reply_to_status_id as part of their notification schema. I'm
pulling all of this data to maintain the client stats at
(shameless plug) - as an example, though,
I can see that the most replied_to status of the day was
I'm not entirely sure how correct the Gnip data is as I've seen some
inconsistencies. But it may simply be that I haven't built in all the
necessary redundancy at this point.
It should be noted that I believe you can also create a filter on a
specific reply_to_status_id (the URL of it) and get HTTP POSTs for any
future(?) reference to it. I haven't used that feature myself, hence
the question mark.
If you'd like some more info on pulling this data on Gnip, feel free
to shoot me an email. Their team is all over on Twitter as well and
very helpful. Their docs (http://docs.google.com/Doc
id=dpw6zj9_0fdcnttgd), however, are a little confusing. :-\
And if any devs want to collaborate on making this data more easily
accessible for the time being, also let me know. :) As mentioned, I
already pull the Gnip data, but would need to a) make the retrieval
system a bit more robust, b) index it better for this purpose and c)
put a pretty front-end on it.
On Apr 3, 1:48 pm, Chad Etzel <jazzyc...@gmail.com