How To Follow A Twitter User Via RSS

If you want to follow someone on Twitter without signing up to the service yourself, getting updates via RSS can be useful. Twitter's December redesign got rid of the visible RSS feed option that used to be there, but you can still add individual Twitter streams to your news reader of choice.

Stackoverflow points out that the RSS address for any given Twitter user is in the following form:

https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/twittername.rss

So for Lifehacker's Twitter feed, the address would be

https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/lif_au.rss

Handy if RSS is your prime way of keeping up with stuff.

RSS feeds in new Twitter [Stackoverflow]


Comments

    Very minor nitpick...the name of the linked site is "Stack Overflow" (it's my 2nd favourite site after Lifehacker) - source http://stackexchange.com/legal/trademark-guidance right near the bottom

    I should point out that the Twitter user you're trying to subscribe to needs to un-tick "Protect my tweets" in their account options, otherwise this won't work :)

    This isn't working for me. I tried to subscribe to Tim Ferriss feed and It is giving me a page error in google reader. Please let me know how it can be resolved. Tim Ferriss id is tferriss.

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