Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.

RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.

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The service doesn’t hold your hand, but it’s not complicated: just create a URL for the page you want an RSS feed for. For Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube you’ll find these base URLs:

https://rsshub.app/instagram/user/

https://rsshub.app/twitter/user/

https://rsshub.app/youtube/user/

Add the username after those URLs and you’ll have an RSS feed. For example, How-to Geek’s Twitter account can be found at:

https://rsshub.app/twitter/user/howtogeek

The service supports way more than social media accounts: you can track the App Store, flight deals, and GitHub accounts. Let us know any uses you discover, okay?

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Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded.
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