Is the magic fading from the world? That’s a question that’s kicked off many a Fantasy tale, but these days, it’s all about the end of Real Simple Syndication (RSS). David Warlick (2cents) shares these insights:
…a long time ago, Twitter stopped offering RSS feeds for Twitter searches – and other search engines that did offer feeds either disappeared, extinguished the feature (like Twitter.com) or started charging – which is the case with Topsey, the service I’ve been using, demonstrating and wrote about in “Cultivating Your Personal Learning Network“.
However, that’s not exactly accurate. One search engine I know of DOES offer RSS feeds for Twitter searches–IceRocket.com.
For example, an RSS feed for a Twitter search on a user’s name–or hashtag if you prefer–appears like this:
Here’s the link: http://www.icerocket.com/search?tab=twitter&q=mguhlin&rss=1
Pretty nifty, huh? You can take that RSS feed from IceRocket and drop it into IFTTT.com. Once there, you can re-direct Twitter-based, IceRocket generated RSS feeds to EverNote or a million other places that IFTTT supports.
Here are some Evernote notebooks generated from Twitter hashtags delivered via RSS using IFTTT.com:
I like to do this because I may not always be able to participate “live” in a chat, but at least, I can archive the conversation and then pick through it at my leisure.
Give it a shot, it’s not as hard as you might think!
In the meantime, I hope David will see this post and find it an easier process for generating RSS feeds from Twitter. Thanks, IceRocket!!