Charlie Harvey

Tool: Twitter RSS Feed Getter

Update: Now this uses my new TwitRSS.me tool. Please donate and keep TwitRSS.me online.



What’s this?

Love it or loathe it, it looks like Twitter is likely to remain an important part of the infrastructure of the interwebs for some time. Back in August 2010, Twitter removed RSS feeds from people's profile pages. They haven't dropped RSS support altogether, just hidden it in the API. Now, I am a big fan of RSS. Its a sort of lingua franca for the web. I don't want to have to look up the correct API calls just to see a feed of someone's tweets. Hence this tool, which fetches the RSS feed for a particular Twitter user. Type the username, hit submit and you're done. The with_replies feature is discussed in the comments. You can copy and paste the URL you're sent to should you need to add it to your feed reader.


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  • #28

    lish

    perfect.

    thank you! i've been trying all day to get a friggin' RSS set up since twitter changed their shit, & your tool's the only one that worked.

  • #34

    Charlie

    Hey Lish,



    Glad to hear that it worked for you, & I've now fixed the ampersand problem you hit *blush*

  • #35

    lish

    hahaha i was wondering what the hell happened to the site. fortunately i haven't had occasion to use it again until just now. ;)

  • #39

    Doug

    Great Tool!

    This is a great way to find your Twitter RSS Feed! I love it...saves so much time. Thank you!

  • #112

    Tim

    Thanks for the info, but wtf is up with the font in your comment boxes. It's like I have double vision.

  • #113

    Charlie Harvey

    Font Shadow

    @Tim



    *heh* I've been playing around with CSS3 text shadow, that's what is making you feel like you've been drinking!



    It looks OK from here and from the various machines on which I have tested, but maybe your monitor renders differently. Anyhow in the interests of legibility I switched it back to normal. I might switch it back again in the future of course...

  • #115

    Anonymous coward

    Thank you so much for this!!!! I use Outlook at home and the office and have 99% of all my tweets set up as RSS. When they removed the link for the RSS feed recently (i kept my account in the old version to keep the rss feed link until they forced the change on me) i was furious as I couldn't add any new users.

  • #116

    Todd Lohenry

    Thanks for doing this. Is there an api for turning twitter searches into rss feeds as well? I used to be able to create persistent searches for what people were tweeting about and turn them into rss feeds but not any longer. That is infinitely more valueable to me than what one person is tweeting...

  • #117

    Vanessa

    THANK YOU!

    This is so helpful. Thank you so much.

  • #157

    Jason

    Home Stream?

    Definitely appreciate your taking the time to share this utility, but what I really need is my Home Stream in RSS. I suppose I can get that by manually pulling the RSS for all 300 of the users I follow



    Note http://gtweetapp.appspot.com/ does this, but lately the URL they generate seems to die out after a few hours (ie I guess Twitter cuts it off.)



    Anyone know of another solution? Thanks

  • #159

    H

    I've been using this tool for a while, and it's great! However, it doesn't seem to be working for me anymore. Has something changed on twitter's end? Thanks!

  • #160

    Charlie

    Hmmmmm, that's very strange.



    Everything seems OK with twitter and it is working for me from here.



    Must be be a glitch in the matrix.

  • #202

    Marina

    THANKS!

    it does work and is really useful.

  • #203

    Charlie

    No worries

    Glad it helped, Marina :-) And other folk who have found it useful.

  • #237

    lish

    oops, it broke again.



    https://twitter.com/coastalkitchen



    results in:



    Sorry, that page does not exist



    but the twitter page is there...

  • #238

    lish

    haha what am i talking about, you only want the username not the url. NM, I CLEARLY FORGOT HOW TO READ.

  • #262

    Latif Ramadan

    perfect..

    No Word except "perfect". this is tool help many people to find their twitter RSS Feed

  • #264

    Rob

    This is awesome! Thank you so much Charlie!!

  • #275

    Jacob

    Could you add one that scrapes a user's timeline, not their own tweets? That is, I'm looking for a way to get an RSS feed of what I see when I click "Home" at twitter.com, not "Me".

  • #276

    Charlie

    Hey Jacob,



    No I'm afraid I can't do that -- the home feed that you get is only accessible to you, and not publicly available. You might be able to use the code from here, but I've not tested it myself: http://blog.fogcat.co.uk/2013/01/17/creating-an-rss-feed-for-your-twitter-home-page/

  • #277

    ty

    Is it possible to make it detect the replies too? It seems it's showing the retweets and the general tweets, but not the replies.

    Thanks alot for this btw, it's great

  • #278

    ty

    I'm talking about more popular twitter pages. They don't show the replies at the twitter.com/username/ adress, but at twitter.com/username/with_replies

    sry for my English

  • #280

    Anonymous coward

    With Replies added

    Hey Ty,



    I've added a with_replies checkbox that gets /user/with_replies instead of /user . Can't see much difference on the feed I tested. Let me know if it works for you...



  • #284

    Sargon

    thank you

    thanks for creating this great service. What are your plans on maintaining it or keeping it available? Do you need support? Works great!

  • #291

    Charlie

    @Sargon



    Great, glad its useful for you. Its useful for me, and it will stay online and maintaned until it stops being useful, or it gets to be too much to maintain. If that happens I'll post the code and someone else can run it if they want.



    Actually, if anyone knows a bit of perl, the code that is running it is pretty much the code from this thread.

  • #296

    Valerie

    Hi, this tool is great to get the new url for people tweets!

    Before they changed the API I was using 3 different types of feeds:

    -I used http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%40UserAccountName to get feeds of each tweet containing the @user name

    -I used http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%23TopicName to get feeds of each tweet that contained the #topic name

    -I used http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=UserAccountName to get feeds of all tweets published by the user.

    I believe that this tool is a substitute of this first example.

    Do you thing there is a way to get also the other 2 back? thanks a lot

  • #297

    Valerie

    Just a correction, I did mention that this tool is a replacement for the first type of feed I listed but I actually realized that it is an alternative to the third example I listed (it shows all the tweets of a certain user but not all the search results for a user name). Unfortunately the search results feeds don't work anymore (error code 68, The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview). Does anyone know of a way to get the search results feeds back working or they are simply no longer available? Thanks

  • #298

    Anonymous coward

    Search feeds

    Hey Valerie,



    I don't host a search feeds thing, but I did write some code you can deploy on your own server that does that.



    http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=1039382

  • #299

    Septiyo

    Great Tools

    Hi Charlie, its Awesome tools. Thanks.



    But How to collect RSS Feed from Twitter Search?



    Because I Need That for using at Feedburner.



    I Hope you can Answer my question.



    Thanks

  • #311

    travis

    twitter rss feeds

    You can easily access all feeds like this http://ta.gd/how-to-get-twitter-rssfeed-2013

  • #373

    cetzf

    Thank you!!! no other word... Thank you!!!!!!

    and thank you again

  • #451

    Seriously this is sooooo useful. Thanks so much for creating it :-)

  • #454

    penerjemah

    Thank you Bro...

    Thaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkk yyyyyyyoooooouuuuuuu from Indonesia :D