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RSS Feed For Twitter

November 29th, 2011 | by mw | No Comments

Twitter used to have an RSS button for tweets. I was looking for it tonight and could not find it anymore. After much searching, I found this solution:

http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=xxxxx

This is your Twitter RSS feed – when you replace xxxxx with your Twitter name.


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Why is this important? You may want to feed the tweets of a Twitter account to your blog or website, and the easiest way (other than using, for example, WordPress widgets) is via RSS. I know that RSS is seen by many as yesterday’s technology. Still, RSS feeds are easy to handle and can be used in a variety of situations. The retweeting of LTD website posts on the LTD Twitter account is an example for RSS-driven functionality. Since many of the more “modern” methods acutally build on RSS, it will probably not go away anytime soon.

In case you do not know how RSS feeds work, there is a short description on this website from way back in April 2007.

Feed Wrangler

June 23rd, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

There is quite a distance between starting to use RSS feeds (April 26 post) and being overwhelmed by too many RSS subscriptions, but I happened to stumble upon an interesting interview with Robert Scoble of Scobleizer, who explains how he deals with his 600 subscriptions and why Google reader, in his opinion, is preferable to other reading tools.

RSS In Plain English

April 26th, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

Tired of feeling left out when everybody talks about RSS? Here is a way to spend less than 5 minutes to understand what it is all about and why it is so great that you don’t want to miss it anymore.

Lee Lefever has produced this fantastic video on less than a shoestring budget but with enormous creative spirit. He shows us what RSS is without ever using a technical word.

There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don’t know where to start.

RSS: It’s addictive. So be careful!