Once upon a time it was pretty easy to access twitter feeds in an rss reader. But a few months back ( in June I think ) twitter stopped supporting the rss api so now it's not so simple.
What options are available for accessing twitter through rss? In the extended explanation I'll list what I have tried so far.
Thanks. [more inside]
posted by metadave
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I would like to create an RSS feed from a Peanuts cartoon web page, specifically http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts
My RSS reader can't find a feed there. Is there a way to get one anyway or "construct" one?
posted by feelinggood
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I am interested in being alerted if and when jailbreaks to iOS 6.1.3/4 and iOS 7 are released, but I have no interest in the daily news about jailbreaks on the legitimate sites like iphonehacks.com or developers' twitter accounts. Is there an RSS feed or email service that will alert me if and only if a legitimate jailbreak is released? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Why are there such differences in the updates times or frequencies of various RSS clients? Looking for an alternative to the Google, I'm trying out various readers, specifically InoReader and The Old Reader. If I "mark all as read" in both readers at the same time, two hours later The Old Reader will show (actual example) 67 new items, while InoReader shows 44. This is after refreshing both in my browser. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood
on May 17, 2013 -
I'm supposed to use "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s" in the firefox feed handler, but I'm unclear exactly HOW. I know that replacing the "%s" with the url I'm wanting to add works, but I don't know how to get firefox to replace the '%s' with the current url. Adding it as a bookmark doesn't appear to work. Thoughts?
posted by leotrotsky
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Google Reader is being retired
in a few months. What web services (or conceivably software) would you recommend as a replacement?
posted by shenderson
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I've been using NetNewsWire on the mac since I helped beta test it prior to its release(11+ years), and need a new place to spend most of my internet time. More than 200 daily read feeds later I need a modern reader that can actually deal with modern flash/java/whatever items without crashing of freezing for minutes at time. Anyone recommend something that runs well on 10.8 and can hookup with my google reader account?
posted by nenequesadilla
on Aug 13, 2012 -
I'm looking for an iOS iPhone RSS reading application that will queue up additions Instapaper or other read later service while offline. Most that I've tried require you to be online, which stinks since I read the news on the subway a lot. I've researched like crazy but most apps or reviews don't give details on this feature in their descriptions so it's hard to know, and I can't buy them all.
There is one, called Byline, but it hasn't been updated in a year and has tons of crashes when in offline mode, which defeats the purpose.
posted by kfs27
on Jul 31, 2012 -
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor
on Apr 8, 2012 -
I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Is there an online RSS feed reader, with a Readability-like feature, that takes me straight to formatted text when I click on a news item? No extra clicks on readability or instapaper buttons please. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou
on Feb 27, 2012 -
I want to promote a podcast by auto-posting to social media using the RSS feed. However, the links that post go to my website and not to the individual podcasts. What can I do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Feb 8, 2012 -
A couple websites are taking my RSS feed, placing it on their website with their own ads, and of course doing this without permission. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (backlinks, right), but it sure as heck isn't welcome.
I want to send the webmaster a very clear message - taking my stuff without asking is wrong. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Sometimes when I have a more than a week's backlog of unread posts on Google Reader, I notice that it will suddenly forget a couple of days' worth of unread items, annoying me to no end. Has anyone else noticed this and/or has tips for how to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by RyanAdams
on Aug 10, 2011 -
I am trying to set a RSS feed using Microsoft outlook for www.reddit.com/r/programming reddit and hackernews(news.ycombinator.com). Outlook is my mail client to check my office mails. (email server using - POP3)
Bu when I say Subscribe now, it it opens outlook on my windows-PC ,but gives an error as below :-
"Outlook cannot download the RSS content from http://www.reddit.com/rss because of problem connecting to server.
Same error occurs when I tried to subscribe to hackernews(http://news.ycombinator.com/rss as well.
So something to do with Outlook settings or something? This is at office PC which is behind a router/firewall. http://news.ycombinator.com/rss
1.What is the problem here. Do I need to change some setting in outlook for this RSS feed?
2.How can i fix this to see Hackernews RSS feeds using my outlook?
posted by goldenmean
on Jun 6, 2011 -
I like reading some people's Twitter feeds, but I don't want to join Twitter. I used to be able to subscribe to individual Twitter feeds via RSS, but Twitter doesn't support direct RSS feeds any more
. They recommend "using a 3rd party service." What does this mean? And how can I, a somewhat technologically clueless individual, read individual Twitter feeds on my Google homepage?
posted by That's Numberwang!
on May 12, 2011 -
[Not-wanting-to-reinvent-the-wheel web filter] looking for a particular way of implementing blog posts onto static site. Please hope me save time. RSS question inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana
on May 5, 2011 -
I want my tumblr 'likes' to be readable via RSS. Tumblr does allow you to export your data (including 'likes') by xml or json via their API
. Unfortunately I have no clue how to get started and would appreciate any help. Thanks.
posted by nam3d
on Feb 4, 2011 -
I'd like to have an RSS feed for Bloomberg News, specifically for their environment reporting
, that I can put into Google Reader. The problem is, Bloomberg News discontinued
RSS feeds in 2006. None of the workarounds I've found are satisfactory: This one
, for example, tries to use Google News, but it wouldn't really work for my purposes. (Using
as my search string wouldn't necessarily return all news items related to the environment -- a story just about renewable energy, for example, not its environmental benefits, wouldn't show up at all.) There's also Feedity
, but they want you to pay to have feeds with any sort of functionality, which I'd rather not do if I don't have to. Page2RSS
is closer to the mark, but the output is messy (multiple stories in the same feed item). Businessweek.com, which is owned by Bloomberg News, offers RSS feeds with Bloomberg News, but they don't allow for narrowing down on just the environment reporting. Is there a solution out there that's better? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead
on Nov 23, 2010 -
RSS-to-email: In which I lament the late, lamented RSSfwd, and look for a replacement service. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Is there a way to locate any feeds in Google Reader that have not been updated in x days? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS
on Oct 1, 2010 -
What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Why would my Google Reader "Next" button (the one you can drag right onto your bookmarks toolbar) just take me to random sites every time I click it? I'm logged into my account and everything. Doesn't look like any previous questions posted here address this particular problem.
posted by jeroum
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I have a webpage that contains links to podcasts that are hosted in my Dropbox public folder. I would like to submit these podcasts to the iTunes Store. However, my submissions need to be in RSS format. Please explain to me how this is done like I'm five. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Jun 7, 2010 -
The Feedburner RSS feed for my blog has suddenly increased its "reach" to ten times the number of subscribers. Is this a bug? [more inside]
posted by him
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Can I publish a one time post to my blog's old RSS feed to alert readers of the new RSS feed's location? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Following on from my previous question
how can I change my RSS feed in WordPress so that the links tag actually links to my custom field's 'external-link' and not the posts permalink?>
posted by nam3d
on Apr 16, 2010 -
I have an RSS feed that takes parameters, something like
I want to track subscribers for this feed. FeedBurner won't work, because it doesn't support this. Is there any service out there that does?
posted by zavulon
on Mar 28, 2010 -
How do I add Google Reader as an RSS subscription option in Firefox 3.6? When I click on an RSS feed icon my only option is Live Bookmarks.
posted by jmf2525
on Mar 24, 2010 -
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Feb 17, 2010 -
Blogger is ending its FTP service next month. I have a problem about moving some or all of my postings into a Wordpress blog. The issue also involves a question about RSS. [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I read a lot of serial genre fiction, specifically science fiction and fantasy. I'm currently reading a lot of series and some of them don't get new books very often. I sometimes completely miss new books. Is there some resource, preferably Google Reader compatible, that will allow me to just maintain a list of authors, and have it tell me when a new book is out?
Amazon doesn't seem to have specific author/series searches. There was this
question, but it's old, Amazon specific, for subjects not authors, and the answer no longer works.
Assuming there's no such resource, would you use such a service?
posted by jefftang
on Jan 5, 2010 -
I ask you, educated and oh-so cultured MeFites, what should I be reading? Everything's in order, except for my RSS feeds. I'm in need of a good mix of wit, news, and good ol' amusement from the world over to serve as nothing less than my daily reading material. Help me stock that RSS reader. [more inside]
posted by csjc
on Sep 7, 2009 -
How do I make everything
appear in plain text in Mozilla Thunderbird? (using version 126.96.36.199 on Windows XP). I do not want to see any images, don't want to be asked if I want to see them, and I don't want anything to appear in HTML, including RSS feeds. I don't want to see people's cutesy stationary or Twitter's background colors when it notifies me of a new follower. I want black text on a white background, et rien de plus. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Which quality newspapers and other news services provide full-text RSS feeds? I'm looking for a world, national, and also sources specific to California news and politics. Alternatively, what are some MacGyver-style ways to make a full-text RSS feed for my current favorites? [more inside]
posted by cgomez
on Aug 18, 2009 -
How can I juice up a foo.wordpress.com
site? Specifically I want a better statcounter, but any other cool stuff you recommend would be nice, too. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on May 15, 2009 -
I pride myself as being a pretty savy internet user. However, I am embarassed to say that I do not understand the RSS concept or even how it works. I have read about it and all but still my mind goes blank when I try to figure out how to use it in my day to day life online.
Any suggestions for websites that explain it all so I can see if I can or should be expanding my use of it?
posted by cmh0150
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Is there any way to make GoogleReader (or another RSS/feed reader) limit the concentration of posts I see from any given website? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on Mar 10, 2009 -
This morning I opened Thunderbird to check my favourite feeds and an entire subfolder has gone missing. I'm quite certain I didn't delete it accidently. I'm running XP, Thunderbird is V 188.8.131.52. The remainder of my feeds appear to be intact including a subfolder with several feeds in it. Where did they go? [more inside]
posted by Gooberoo
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend an RSS reader that can be configured to issue an audio alert when a feed updates with a new item?
posted by beagle
on Feb 19, 2009 -
How can I cut down the amount of time I spend reading daily blogs yet still find the stories I feel are interesting and keep everything streamlined and organized? [more inside]
posted by mephesta
on Feb 17, 2009 -