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Twitter RSS Feeds Blocked From July 11th

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by ScreamingMidget, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    We'll no longer be able to access a Twitter account's RSS Feed from July 11th as Twitter are preventing it to be accessed.

    This means for those of us who sometimes use an existing account's tweets to populate our own accounts will have to find an alternative way.

    My thinking is to scrape tweets and make a huge text file, and then tweeting from the list every X minutes.

    Anybody have alternative ideas?
     
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    Since requests to the Twitter API are going to need authentications, people have started working already on how they get through this. Some have worked through in upgrading their plugins. Some have created what they call a Twitter dummy app that can communicate to the Twitter API. I don't know much yet but I think people have found ways for RSS feeds.
     
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    Thanks for the reply SS.

    I do hope something gets sorted.
     
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    Well it looks like the RSS Feeds have now been blocked.

    Does anybody know a work around for this? I guess Twitter accounts can be scraped and then set up to dripfeed, but it's a long way around.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't know the other way around this, but my mind strikes a little curiosity when you said you used "an existing account's tweets to populate accounts" mean you used your secondary accounts to tweet your main account, correct?
     
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    Aye pretty much. The longer way around is to scrape my tweets first and then stack them up in a queue to tweet them every X to Y minutes.
     
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    Be careful with that if you're RTing links. I've heard stories where if you leave social footprints via links, things might not look good later on. Unless you're using bit.ly or something to cloak it, I'd be more cautious.

    I'm actually paranoid to where I scrape my own tweets, rotate them around and reword some here and there to not make it seem copied and pasted.
     
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    Yeah I do use bit.ly and to be honest, I've been tweeting some tweets over and over for the past 18 months.

    The way I see it is that Twitter can't remember all tweets, otherwise they'd need a server the size of Mars. So I only tweet the same tweet every 3 days or so. So definitely don't tweet the same thing every few hours. It's a good 2-3 days before I tweet the same content, plus I mix it up with tweets that will only be tweeted once.

    If a tweet I've tweeted for the first time gets a good natural RT count, I consider adding it to my master queue then.
     
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    What are we going to do after July 11th.

    Where is this going to take us . . .
     
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    Looking for an alternative.

    The twitter-rss guys keep adding advertisements so my Twitter accounts keep tweeting them.

    Does anybody know of a website that can give us the RSS feed for a Twitter account, since the API has been updated?