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Aug 14, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
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: Screenshot of the Twitter Followings to OPML website.
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?
This article by @SimonHurtz for @SZ_Digital prompted me to finally create that tool.

Working on v2 which should be less error prone. No OPML download yet, but you can look at all the websites and feeds of your followings in the browser: #RSS
Version 2 is now live at

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.

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May 28, 2018
There is a new Twitter signup/onboarding process.
What it looked like in 2017:
What it looked like in early 2018:
Auto-locking of accounts:

Per default they want a phone number instead of mail.
Instead of a full page signup flow, it is now a modal window.

First screen after entering Name and phone/mail looks like #GDPR. Everything opt-in as the law requires.

I don't know why I get the same screen again. But there is now a button to actually sign up.

Next they want me to enter a password. But the account is already set up (see name and empty avatar at the top right).
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Apr 23, 2018
Another network of porn spam bots. They get the attention of users by liking and retweeting their Tweets. Pinned Tweet with spam URL. They can be identified through the URLs and phrases they use. All URLs forward to datewith-me1 dot com. @TwitterSupport

/via @element_arb
I followed to urls, so you don't have to. After datewith-me you get to sexclub6 dot com and from there to wwa.6 dot dating. This seems to be the final location because after singing up you finally get the option to give the spammers money.
Others noticed them as well: @smeschmesch and likes on this tweet by @leanderwattig
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