Creating RSS Feeds For Twitter

It’s not your imagination; the RSS feed icon has not been resurrected on Twitter accounts or search results. But you can roll your own, since it appears Twitter doesn’t plan to reintegrate the feed into its design.

For searches, start with advanced search.

The pattern for the search-based feed is

  • http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=search%20term
  • http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=search%20terms

You can copy and paste the relevant search terms from the URL of the search query if you are using a complex search. For example, here is the URL for @scobleizer (from this account) and Google (all of these words): https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/google%20from%3Ascobleizer

The feed for this search:

For an RSS feed of an individual’s timeline:

If you want to keep a record of your (or someone else’s) personal favorites:

Finally, to create an RSS feed for a Twitter list, this is the syntax:

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