I swore I would never Twitter, but I want to follow Stephen Fry
. I created an account, but I can't seem to add him to my Google Reader. What gives? I tried Atom and plain RSS and no dice either way.
Am I doing something terribly n00bie? ;.; Please be helping me?
I AM A GENIUS. I FIGURED IT OUT. OK, I actually just Googled the shit out of some help sites. If anyone else is dying inside because of this incompatibility issue between certain Twitter accounts and G-Reader (I could subscribe to my own but not Fry's), here's what you do:
1. Create a Twitter account and follow only the people you want feeds of (Stephen).
2. Copy the RSS URL from the button at the bottom of your /home page on Twitter.
3. Punch that into FreeMyFeed.com along with your Twitter name and password.
4. Voila. A URL that is technically going through FMF, so G-Reader can read it.
Only annoyances: The feed will follow you along with all your Twitter friends. For me, who only wants to follow Stephen and will never ever Twitter in a million years (okay, only twice, but that's it) this is fine.
I also tried earlier creating a public Bloglines account to do the same thing, but it wouldn't work because MAN Bloglines is some special kind of terrible. I love you, Google Reader, and I'll never let you go. *nuzzles Google products, even the lame ones*