Mana Ionescu

Digital marketing strategist with a large international bank, SCUBA diver, supporter of sustainable practices, major gadget geek, Chicagoan

How To Follow Any Twitter List In An RSS Reader


Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick little post with a great idea. I never even thought of organizing list following this way! Great tip, Mana! – Lara

Tweets are very similar to article headlines so an RSS feed may be the right solution for those who want to read tweets alongside their news in a reader. Twitter has an RSS solution only for Favorites, so what to do about the other lists?

Here is a very simple and quick solution:

  1. Create a list of tweeps you’d like to follow, or simply access an existing list. If you haven’t created a list before, look in the right column of your Twitter account and click “New list.” Then follow the flow.
  2. Copy URL of list.
  3. Go to http://twiterlist2rss.appspot.com/ and follow the two easy steps needed to generate an RSS feed.
  4. Copy the generated RSS url
  5. Enter RSS url in your reader to create subscription

To read multiple lists just repeat the process.
Happy reading! :)

Comments

  • February 11, 2010

    Thanks for the tips!!!!!!Cheers from Brazil

  • February 11, 2010

    Simple and useful, I like it!

  • February 11, 2010

    @astateofmind Glad to hear you found it useful!

    @BentoDutra cheers from snowy Chicago! :)

  • February 11, 2010

    I tried it with 2 lists and it didn’t work.

  • February 12, 2010

    @Tarahfo which part of it didn’t work? I just replicated it with 3 other lists and it worked fine. Send me a dm on twitter with more detail and let’s see if we can figure it out. :)

  • February 12, 2010

    Excelent! Most useful tip I read all day! Awesome!

  • February 14, 2010

    I use a similar RSS technique it to keep up with important hashtags that I don’t want to miss while I’m offline. Simply search for the hashtag on search.twitter.com and it offers the results up as a feed as well.

  • February 15, 2010

    Thanks Paul! That’s a great tip! That makes for the full RSS twitter reading package :)

  • February 19, 2010

    Thank you for this, i always get left behind on my communities topics.
    This way i can catch up and join in. thanks for these tips @manamica @paulcunningham

  • February 27, 2010

    Would you want to do that? Who can tweet somthing in 140 characters that you need to set up a feed for. But i guess if you want that is always an option.

  • March 1, 2010

    So useful and so easy!

  • March 26, 2010

    Awesome Stuff! Thanks for sharing … let me know if there is anything I can help you out with online. God Bless!

  • April 24, 2010

    very good article thanks admin for the post

  • May 29, 2010

    Love this..love the site and the articles as well.

  • July 25, 2010
    Jakob G

    Aarrgghh!! I’ve just wasted a million years searching the Twitter help section for a way to find the RSS feeds from my lists. I’m very surprised that a modern social platform such as Twitter does not provide RSS feeds for lists! Wouldn’t that be a totally logical thing to do? I can’t believe this is the solution! But thanks anyways. I guess I’ll have to settle for this for now :-)

  • October 11, 2010

    The site is down:

    This Google App Engine application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later.

    Too bad I can’t use it. :( But will try again later. Hehe. Thanks for the post! ^^

  • October 16, 2010
    Nicolas Beautampis
    @contributeur

    Hello, i want to know how insert feed rss content to twitter list, what is to say in the direction feed rss -> twitter list.

    I know insert feed content into twitter profil, but i don’t know inserting feed rss into twitter list.

    Thanks

    PS : sorry for my english, i’m fench.

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