I’m not following all that many people on Twitter, I know, but even with the ones I do follow there are upwards of 300 “Tweets” a day, far too many for me to get to in most cases. I like following the updates when I’m online, but I confess I rarely go back and see what I’ve missed when I’m not watching the updates flow by in Twhirl. Still, when people add links to their Tweets, I usually find interesting stuff. So, I was hoping to find a way to strip out only those posts that have links in them and at least just catch up on those, preferably in my Google Reader.
And, thanks to the many answers I got to my Tweet about this, here is the way you do it, just in case you might be interested as well.
Chris Craft says
So what you’re saying is it’s about the links, not the conversation?
I’m just kidding with you, I fully understand. It’s tough to get utility out of twitter some times when folks tweet as much as they do.
Thanks for following me, I hope I’m not invading your twitter world except every once in a while.
Sue Waters says
Mike’s is an excellent post on using Yahoo pipes. However instead of doing the work to create your own pipe there is one created that you can just add your username to and them subscribe to your feed. Easy and virtually no work at all :). And yes I got the heads up from twitter after it was shared in a link in diigo.
Jackie H says
Awesome! I love following the conversation, but sometimes I am just too busy and I have to force myself to unplug. Now I won’t worry that I missed any good sites. Thanks for sharing!
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Laura Moore says
Thank you, thank you! I will still follow all the twitters, but have put this in my Google Reader as another source for great ideas. It worked beautifully!
Christine Sklareski says
Thank you, Will for sharing Mike’s instructions. It works great and now I can check out the links leisurely and won’t feel like I’ll miss any.
Frank's Blog says
Thanks Will.. for pointing us to Mike’s post. Worked like a charm. I was a proponent of TwitBox, because it was the only twitter client that included a URL-grabber. But, a couple weeks ago the developers pulled the plug on it; and I have been searching for something else. This is even better.
Frank's Blog says
Actually, I set up feeds using both methods offered above, and even though every thing works fine at first, I don’t seem to be getting RSS updates in Google Reader now It is static, actually. Has anyone had successful results where both their twitter friends timeline and the GR feed are in agreement and current?
Yurt Builder says
I signed up with Twitter last few weeks. I like it so far, but Iâ€™m struggling with how often to Twitte.