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Twitter Needs an RSS Tool

And I don’t mean a tool to read somebody’s twittings as an RSS feed. We’ve got that — it’s called a feed reader.

Twitter needs a tool or some slot in the API so that we can broadcast our RSS feeds over Twitter.

Update: Winer has created a NYT RSS feed/Twitter mashup. Somebody want to make one for Wired News?

Between my Google Reader shares and my own personal blog
(, the ability to send out updates automatically makes a
lot of sense to me. Techmeme does it. Paul Stamatiou has written a script. But what if cron jobs are a mystery to me? And what if I don’t know PHP? (no and ditto.)