This post was originally published on my Postach.io blog on January 12th, 2015.
Dave Winer has been developing “server snacks,” or Node.js developer tools. He recently developed an app to turn your tweets into an RSS feed. This is very cool. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to set up, as you need to be familiar with Node.js.
A few months ago, I felt motivated enough to install Node.js on my centOS 5 VPS because I wanted to run river4 on it. It required installing a bunch of modules and setting environmental variables, but I finally got it to work.
I won’t go into the details of setting up tweetsToRss.js, but here is the RSS feed for kishner, if you want to subscribe to me in your feed reader instead of (or in addition to) following me on Twitter:
Sometimes the title clicks through to the tweet itself, and other times it clicks through to the URL of the article being promoted. If the URL is not in the tweet itself, then it is located in the
<link> tag in the xml.