Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

For the past few years I've been using Google Reader to archive my Twitter and Facebook history for various reasons. Obviously yesterday's news really threw a wrench in everything.

My problem ...

I need a way to export every 'article' from 3 subscriptions I have (not just the subscription URL) and import those into a good RSS reader (open to suggestions). Anyone have any advice?

share|improve this question

migrated from superuser.com Mar 15 '13 at 11:44

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

Good article here: lifehacker.com/5990456/… –  Brad Patton Mar 15 '13 at 2:03
I read a few of these blog posts yesterday, but they don't really address the problem. I need something thats going to do more than just migrate the RSS URLs. As you probably know, Twitter removes tweets after a while so that URL I've been using will only show a handful of tweets and not the full archive. –  Ryan Grush Mar 15 '13 at 2:22
You realize, that aside from stared items, feed items automatically get removed after 30 days right? Your started/liked posts are within the json files you get as part of takeout. –  Zoredache Mar 15 '13 at 4:45
I would have to 'star' all the items for that to work and there's no mass assign feature in Reader. I'd have to do that one by one. –  Ryan Grush Mar 15 '13 at 6:20

1 Answer 1

Have a look at Feedly (cloud-based). For now you can log on Feedly through your Google Reader account and migrate all your feeds. It also comes with a Chrome extension that lets you subscribe to new feeds.

enter image description here

Feedly doesn't let you "star" items, but it has a "Save for later" feature, and it lets you export articles to Evernote and Instapaper. Now if only it did that for Readability..

share|improve this answer
I checked out feedly but I'm still having the same problem. It only pulls the URL of each feed and the recent tweets, not the ~1000 tweets from the past few years. –  Ryan Grush Mar 15 '13 at 6:23
AFAIK, Twitter just rolled out archives last Dec 2012. So far, I haven't found any suitable app/reader that can download my Twitter archive for me. –  Kaze Mar 15 '13 at 6:34
thats a good work-around actually. –  Ryan Grush Mar 15 '13 at 7:04

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.