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How To Use RSS For Twitter Search

One of the most interesting features of Twitter is the search. By searching, we get access to tweets about specific topics. Although I usually use the search in the different Twitter applications I use, like Tweetie and TweetAdder, I think it’s important to understand that you can do the same in Twitter without using other applications.


One of the fastest ways to get access to information is by using RSS. I use RSS to track hundreds of blogs, and it doesn’t take me many minutes to browse the new posts each day. If you’re new to RSS, you can take a look at the following article; What is RSS and How to Subscribe using RSS.

There are many RSS readers, I use NewsFire for Mac.

How to search Twitter

There are more than one way to search Twitter. I’m just explaining one.

There are really just two steps

1. Log in to your Twitter account.

2. Search, by using the search form in your right sidebar.

The results will show in your timeline.

Subscribe to the search results

At the bottom of your right sidebar, you’ll see “RSS feed for this query”. This is the link that you should bookmark in your RSS reader.

Now, every time you update your RSS reader, the Twitter search will also be updated. You’ll be able to follow the conversation at Twitter, in a fast and fairly easy way.

Track conversations

It’s important to use Twitter search to track conversations about you, your company or your interests. This way, you can either respond to questions, or join in when you want to comment.

3 responses to “How To Use RSS For Twitter Search”

  1. mujibfm says:

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  2. jens says:

    Sorry about that. It’s been awhile since I wrote the post. I’ll take a closer look at what works when it comes to RSS and Twitter search and edit the post.

    Thanks a lot for the tips.


    • Anish says:

      Hey, yeah 🙁 Too bad it’s not working anymore – it’s kinda being a pain for me. I need RSS feeds of some search results and now it looks like Twitter has disabled it (due to abuse I suppose).

      Anyway, please look around and let us know if you find a tweak to make it possible to extract search results in the form of RSS. Need it badly! Thanks.


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