Monday, March 17, 2008

RSS Improvements and Wiki

With Terraminds down over the past few days, many people have been looking for an alternative for their Twitter RSS search feeds. One problem with switching to Tweet Scan for RSS was that our feed didn't include the pubDate field in the feed and at least one web application(TwitterFeed) rejected the feed. This has been fixed.

Also, there are a few advanced features of Tweet Scan like boolean 'and' and 'not' features that people ask for but that are already in there. So we decided it was time to put up a wiki for the project. You can read it(and it is a quick read) at We're particularly interested to hear if you've found some unique uses for Tweet Scan that we didn't think of.

Happy scanning!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tweet Scan Core

You follow me, I follow you. On Twitter follower reciprocity is a custom, and at times a rule. It's nice to have lots of followers but if Twitter is a tool to bring us together, this moré can work against us.

It can turn our home page into a virtual firehose of disconnected thought and status. That's why we've developed Tweet Scan Core. It's a simple way to save users that you'd *really* like to follow and see each of their latest tweets from one page. It's your core network status in real-time.

To get it, just sign up at and build a comma-separated list of twitter users like this: "tweetscan,weex,jowyang,monkchips". Save your settings and visit as often as you'd like.

If you have any suggestions, message @tweetscan or leave a comment.

Happy scanning!