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Feedtwit – track any RSS feed as a direct message

FeedTwit might be useful for a couple reasons I can see right away.

  1. You have a very specific RSS feed you want to be immediately updated on so getting it as a DM in Twitter would also send you a SMS (if you configured this)
  2. You want some @replies in Twitter to notify you right away, so FeedTwit converts them to direct messages

Now from there, you might end up with too much via DM and SMS.  They do highlight another thing I didn’t think of right away, basically becoming a stalker mode.

Privately follow people on Twitter using their RSS feed.  follow political figures in an account you use for business.  follow your competitors without appearing to endorse them

That is a great way to use the service, if done for good 🙂  There is some small Google ads on the bottom of the page, but not much else there.  Since you are registering for their service and using public RSS feeds, you do not need to share your Twitter credentials at all with them.


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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


2 thoughts on “Feedtwit – track any RSS feed as a direct message

  1. Thanks for the nice review.

    In fact, we are up and serving our loyal followers with all the RSS feeds they could desire.

    You are welcome to come by and give us a try at any time

    Posted by @Feedtwit | July 31, 2009, 10:41 am
  2. I just visited their website. This message is now posted there,

    “Unfortunately the FeedTwit service has been shut down by my web host (just too popular).”


    Posted by Sharon McPherson | July 14, 2009, 1:49 pm

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