Don’t miss a Twitter mention – RSS style

It takes about two seconds to set up a feed for your Twitter mentions.

By: Martin Ove

[tweetmeme]If you’re reading this, you probably use a client for Twitter like Seesmic or Tweetdeck on your desktop or some other client on your smartphone. In that case, you probably never overlook a mention on Twitter.

However, if you want to be absolutely sure not to miss a mention, why not create a RSS feed for it?

This is the old Twitter search which allows you to subscribe to the RSS feed. Find it at Click to enlarge.

It might be useful to have them all in one place if you use a lot of different devices. It might also help you scan them all and mark those which need a reply and so forth.

If you’re familiar with RSS, this won’t take you a second.

This is the new Twitter search which does not allow you to subscribe to a RSS feed. This can be found on the frontpage Click to enlarge.

Go to -> type @username -> press “Feed for this query”

That’s it, you’ve got your feed. Now subscribe to it in your RSS reader of choice.

What the….?

This is a sidenote really, but it surprised me.

Apparently the feed function is no longer part of the normal Twitter search. I just discovered this while doing this post.

Try it out by going to and use the search function on the frontpage.

Why would they disable such a killer feature?






2 responses to “Don’t miss a Twitter mention – RSS style”

  1. mmm Avatar

    Yay! It’s my tweet in the screenshots. My 15 minutes of web-fame 🙂

  2. Martin Ove Avatar
    Martin Ove

    Haha 🙂

    If you want, I can crop the image to include your name? 😉

    I owe you in web-fame since my drunken app-tip counted apparently counted as a source 😉

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