Historically Accurate Friend, Follower, Status Count
It is often useful to know when an account gains new followers or followers new accounts. If a researcher queries a user, Twitter returns the number of followers or friends at the time of the query. That makes sense. If, however, I query a tweet, such as by asking for a user's 3200 most recent tweets, each of those tweets will show me the number of followers , friends, or tweets at the time of my query, not the time of the tweet authorship. The only way to get the true number of followers, friends, or statuses when a tweet is authored is to download that tweet in real time via the stream. I would like Twitter to return those values if I download a tweet after it was authored. This issue applies to v1.1 and v2 of the API.