Given a Twitter username, where do you find the RSS feed for that user?

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Give this a try:

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/{username}.rss

Replace {username} with the Twitter user ID. Now, how to get the ID? Just switch to the old Twitter and go to your profile. There it is, the RSS feed link! Just hover over it, and you would know the Twitter user ID.

This bookmarklet will show you where the feed is for any user.

http://alexch.github.com/bookmarklets/

Twitter isn't telling you the whole story. The feeds are there and they update. They just took the link out of the user interface. The bookmarklet puts them back. :-)

As explained in https://dev.twitter.com/docs/faq#11716 http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss is no longer supported.

The correct way to get a Twitter feed is now as follows:

https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=username

Obviously you will have to replace username with the user name who's feed you are after.

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    Unfortunately this is also going to be deprecated (this month, in fact). See dev.twitter.com/discussions/11582 for details. I'm not sure there will be any alternatives, but I'll ask a question about that. – waldyrious Mar 12 '13 at 9:05
  • Yep, no longer works. – OrangeDog Jun 18 '13 at 9:41

You can even get your profile's RSS feed!

The pattern is

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss

where username the Twitter username (for example, cshirky).

I tried it, and it works! You just don't need to know the numeric user ID.

I made a tool, Twitter RSS Feed Getter, to retrieve RSS feeds for Twitter users. You just type a username into the input field and press the Fetch RSS button.

Use search.twitter.com (Advanced) then gram the "Feed for this query" link from the top left: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=+from%3A{USER}

i.e. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=+from%3Aaplusk for Ashton Kutcher (aplusk).

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    Twitter's public search API isn't very reliable. It won't give you posts older than a certain limit (which they vary based on traffic), and it's also subject to throttling. Use the main site's RSS link instead -- at least until they disable it instead of just hiding it -- which you can find with a click using alexchaffee.com/bookmarklets/#twitterrss – Alex Chaffee Sep 15 '11 at 22:24
  • This is not supported anymore "The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview."; – Christ-OFF Oct 29 '13 at 20:54

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