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How to Display Twitter on your Website or Blog

Summary: Twitter is all the rage. You spend a lot of time posting to your Twitter account. Now re-display these same messages on your blog or web page via a FeedSweep widget.

Twitter is all the rage. You spend a lot of time posting to your Twitter account. Now re-display these same messages on your blog or web page via a FeedSweep widget.

The process is quite simple.

  1. Create a new twitter user at twitter.com (or use your existing one)
  2. Sign into Twitter and obtain your user ID. Your user ID is the number assigned to your profile.
    • Hover over the rss button to show the feed address at the bottom of your browser
    • Click rss feed at the bottom of your homepage and look for the number at the end of the URL that pops up in your browser; it's the number before ".rss"
    • Click the rss icon in the right end of your browser to show your feed address in a feed reader , and note the number at the end of the rss feed

For example, in the following the user ID is '17066430'.
http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/17066430.rss

  1. Determine the feed URL to use in the FeedSweep widget (the URL you paste into the FeedSweep editor) by applying this user ID to the following URL:

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/user_id_here.rss

For example, this is a complete Twitter feed URL:
http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/17066430.rss

That's all there is to it!

Important! - The FeedSweep team has noticed many Twitter users use an incorrect URL.

This is incorrect: http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/17066430.rss

This is correct: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/17066430.rss


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Posted by: Admin, on 10/30/2008, in category "FeedSweep How-To's"
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