Social Media

Get Twitter RSS feeds with these one click bookmarklets

Get Twitter RSS feeds with these one click bookmarklets
piers.scott@sociable.co'

We love Twitter but we hate that they have removed RSS feeds from users’ profiles and search – if fact we’ve written about it a few times.

Twitter RSS Bookmarklets

But while most systems designed to generate Twitter RSS feeds require you to hack around with the URL we thought we’d look at an easier way.  So we developed these easy-to-use bookmarklets which allow you to generate RSS feeds for users’ profiles and search terms.

A bookmarklet is a small piece of code that sits in your browser’s bookmarks toolbar.  Like browser add-ons, they’re designed to add extra functionality to your browser or the sites that you regularly visit.

Find out how bookmarklets can be used to help you interact with various social networks faster and easier.

We have two Twitter RSS bookmarklets, one for profiles and one for searches.  To use these, just drag the links from the page onto your browser’s bookmarks’ bar (Chrome and Firefox).  If you’re using Internet Explorer just right-click on the links and select “Add to Favorites”.

Twitter user
To access the RSS feed for a Twitter user, first visit drag the blue link below onto your browser’s bookmarks’ bar and then log into Twitter and visit a Twitter users’ page (e.g. @thesociable). The page’s URL should be in the format http://twitter.com//#!/USERNAME. Once there just click the link – this will then open that user’s RSS page.

Generate a Twitter user’s RSS feed

Twitter search
To create an RSS feed for a search term drag the blue link below to your browser’s bookmarks’ bar and then search for a term on Twitter (e.g. technology). Now, click on the bookmarklet in your browser’s bookmarks’ bar – this will generate that search term’s RSS feed.

Generate a Twitter search RSS feed

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with Twitter geo searches just yet, which require coordinates to work.

There you go- let us know if you have any suggestions or additions.

View Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. Con O'Donoghue

    June 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Very nice work, tankingye

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media
piers.scott@sociable.co'
@pdscott

Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).

More in Social Media

napalm girl

Facebook reinstates Napalm Girl photo after censoring its historical context

Tim HinchliffeSeptember 9, 2016
federal reserve

Why the hell did the Federal Reserve create a Facebook page? A troll’s paradise

Tim HinchliffeAugust 24, 2016
lifestage

Facebook’s Lifestage app for teens is ripe for untapped data collection

Tim HinchliffeAugust 22, 2016
chatbots

Trove Market sends in the chatbots for Ecommerce home goods platform

Tim HinchliffeJuly 27, 2016
south sudan

South Sudan: How 1 Facebook post may have sparked 26K exodus to Uganda

Tim HinchliffeJuly 23, 2016
blocking whatsapp

What’s up with blocking WhatsApp? Information control in Brazil, Turkey & Zimbabwe

Tim HinchliffeJuly 19, 2016
turkey coup

Turkey coup: to control social media is to influence the outcome

Tim HinchliffeJuly 16, 2016
social experiment

Israeli social experiment: 1.2K Likes for Jewish ‘terrorist threat’, Arab summoned by police

Tim HinchliffeJuly 14, 2016
Social Hangout

Sup’s new social hangout works like a friend radar for meeting face-to-face

Oliver GriffinJuly 8, 2016