For nearly 10-years now, Dave Winer says, he has been trying to create RSS feeds for 8-year-old Twitter!

There is a war on RSS and there is no room for two TweetsToRSS. When the guy who helped establish RSS does this, then can you really blame fresh programmers when they say they have 10-years experience in HTML5 programming?

Dave Winer’s blog post on “his” TweetsToRSS.

Dave Winer’s blog post on “his” TweetsToRSS.

Today, as I was updating some software, I did some web searches on how to create RSS feeds for Twitter and on the side see how TweetsToRSS was doing in the results. Still, nowhere.

Search results for creating RSS feeds for Twitter all link to old solutions going back to the time when Twitter really had RSS feeds. Google, in particular, deliberately does this because as they see RSS as a threat.

Everyone has abandoned RSS, except us two. Most never knew.

Everyone has abandoned RSS, except us two. Most never knew.

Today, however, there was something new in the results with the same name as TweetsToRSS. It was a Node.JS script on GitHub created by Dave Winer. I went to Dave Winer’s blog to see what was going on. Apparently, on the 12th of this month, Dave had solved Twitter’s RSS problem and he also had named it TweetsToRSS! I was instantly reminded of the last scene from Duck Dodgers in the 24-1/2 Century cartoon where Daffy, Porky, and the martian are clutching at each other after having blown up the planet (the last remaining source for the shaving cream atom). Well, Buster…

 Everyone has abandoned RSS, except us two. Most never knew.


Comparison of Dave Winer’s and my RSS feed generation.

Anxious at being deprived of the name in such an underhand manner, I did a test of the feed generated by his TweetsToRSS. Well, I should relax. This project was started just over 10 days ago!

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