Twitter's been threatening to kill off RSS feeds for a while now and it seems it's finally done it some time today.
****** 2 July 2013
Try http://rss4twitter.appspot.com instead.
Twitter-RSS (http://www.twitter-rss.com/) no longer works and is redirecting to what seems to be a blog / web hosting service.
A commenter on a different post suggests
Twitter killed off RSS feeds a few weeks back when it retired v1 of the API. I ended up writing my own set of scripts that filled this gap by providing RSS feeds. It is called Twools. You run it on your website and it gives you various RSS feeds of your Twitter data with powerful data. You can then use with a service like IFTTT.******
I've written more about it here, if you are interested.... http://iag.me/socialmedia/tools/introducing-twools-your-twitter-rss-feeds-unleashed/
I'm not sure how many people will be affected by Twitter's ending of RSS outputs, or if it will affect people at all but I'm fairly convinced that there are those who will have set something up, perhaps a couple of years ago, to send tweets via RSS to a bit of their website and will now find that it doesn't work. Possibly they won't even know why or what to do with the error message, which is probably only helpful if you're a developer.
The error message for the RSS feed for #test says
"The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview."
There appear to be lots of very good reasons why Twitter RSS isn't that good a way of working with stuff but I feel a pang of disappointment at the fact that it was really quite easy to use if you knew little about coding, and now it might be a bit harder to do what you easily did before. To be fair Twitter does have some amazing widgets that work beautifully with websites and blogs, but I am still raising an imaginary toast to the RSS feeds, and how we all used them when Twitter pulled the plug on IFTTT.
Goodbye Twitter RSS.
Here are some previous, now out of date, posts from me on Twitter's RSS feeds.
5 March 2013
Workarounds for people who used RSS feeds from Twitter - and now can't
12 October 2012
Has Twitter killed RSS feeds yet? Possibly not, but not working awfully well
30 September 2012
Handy Twitter RSS feeds to bypass IFTTT Twitter trigger switchoff
22 September 2012
IFTTT and Twitter - what alternatives will work?
Battle for the planet of the APIs (17 June 2013) by Jeremy Keith
This talks about the changing landscape of shareable feeds across different platforms and how it's becoming less easy to do so because many 'social' media are effectively becoming walled gardens. And my post gets a namecheck which was a nice surprise that happened when I clicked a link to the 'Battle for the planet of the APIs' post while reading this next one.
Lockdown (3 July 2013) by Marco Ament
"The bigger problem is that they’ve abandoned interoperability. RSS, semantic markup, microformats, and open APIs all enable interoperability, but the big players don’t want that — they want to lock you in, shut out competitors, and make a service so proprietary that even if you could get your data out, it would be either useless (no alternatives to import into) or cripplingly lonely (empty social networks)."
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