I love feeds and the people I follow on Twitter.
To make it easier to add the websites of the accounts I follow to @feedly, I wrote a little tool that looks for feeds in your URLs and puts them in an OPML file.
Try it with your followings: opml.glitch.me
1. Login with your Twitter account
2. Keep the tab open until the download starts*
3. Import the OPML-file with your favorite feed reader
4. Enjoy unfiltered content
* It takes a lot of time, because the tool has to visit every website to search for the feed.
Bonus step: Unfollow feeds that publish too much content you aren't interested in.
Choose the "Twitter Followings" category and sort by stories per month.
So many inactive feeds.
Why am I tweeting this instead of writing a blog post?
Version 2 is now live at opml.glitch.me.
Export website feeds of up to 2 000 Twitter accounts. Now with Feedly follow buttons for selective subscribing.
Just found a bug with the generated OPML, because websites use weird RSS-links. Will try to fix it tomorrow.
Fixed the bug by removing all query strings.
Of the 1 466 accounts I follow, 1 105 have a working URL in their URL field. Of those 620 got a discoverable feed. I was able to import 584 to my feed reader.
Fixed some things.
- Multiple feeds. If a website has more than one feed, they will show all up now.
- Comments feeds. If the url contains "comment" they get their own label/folder.
- Titles. Titles and https addresses are saved as defined in the OPML spec.
Needs input: How to handle feeds that are the same thing but in different formats. Many websites got an RSS and Atom feed.