Twitter RSS Feeds Still Available! "How RSS Flows Through Twitter and Vice Versa"
It’s likely that you might have read that Twitter is no longer supporting RSS. That piece of info is inaccurate.
Although direct links on a Twitter timeline page and autodetection no longer available it is still 100% possible (and easy) to access Twitter content in your RSS aggregator or wherever or however you access RSS. So, services like Twitterfeed and Dlvr.it are also available as a way to distribute the material.
In this Scripting News blog post, “Mr. RSS” Dave Winer points out a bookmarklet that makes obtaining a Twitter stream RSS URL a quick and painless operation while at the same time providing readers with a bit of background on how RSS via Twitter works.
Allow us to point out another way to access the URL and subscribe to a Twitter RSS feed (and/or grab the URL) if you use Google Reader with just a single click.
Simply enter or copy and paste the URL for the Twitter stream you want to access with RSS into the “Add a Subscription” box in the top of the left column of Google Reader.
Enter/Paste the URL, click, and you’re all done.
If you use another aggregator or tool (like TwitterFeed) follow the same procedure but after you have subscribed to the feed click the “Show Details” link at the top right of the page. Then, at the top of the gray box, you’ll see the URL. Copy it and then unsubscribe to the feed. That’s it.
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