Tuesday, December 4, 2007

RSS now available for any search

While quite a few of you have tried out the Click button, it's still evident that RSS is a must-have. So we've implemented it.

Subscribe to any search you can think of by clicking on the RSS link on the upper right of the search results. RSS is not our forte so if something's broken about it or you think it could be a little smoother in some way, please let us know.

8 comments:

Debra Hamel said...

That was fast. Thanks!

David said...

You're welcome...thanks for the feedback.

Manton said...

First of all, thanks for providing this service. In my testing it looks like it's catching more tweets than some other methods.

The RSS feed seems broken for some types of queries, though, and I can't tell why. For example, "kindle" works fine as RSS, but "@wii" returns zero matches. (I'm using this to track replies from non-followers.)

David said...

Thanks manton for the detail on this bug. It's fixed.

Jonathan Snook said...

html entities are invalidating the rss feed. any chance you could just throw the title into a cdata block? (or covert entities into XML friendly numeric entities?)

super thanks! :)

David said...

Thanks for catching that one. It's done.

Jonathan Snook said...

David, I'd love to talk to you about some features. Contact me via my site http://snook.ca/contact/ (namely, an API, and possibly some customized search terms). Thanks!

theo said...

I noticed that you don't have a pubDate tag for each item in the rss feed. Typically the date associated with each tweet would be included as pubDate for each item in the feed.

Thanks for the great site!