Publishing shared google reader items to twitter.
March 16, 2011
Seems Feedburner by google which I've been using up until now is unreliable with posting to twitter, so this is a half post on what I've done to try getting it working, and half a post trying to test if it works with my wordpress at least :P
Because Google reader's rss feed of shared items is formatted a little strangely I made a short php script to parse it into a nicer format. OK, mainly getting rid of the annoying 'Shared by *username* ' bit.
To find your shared items url, just open reader, get the url which gets replaced, and remove the html entities %2F either side of the ID
eg for mine:
Plug this ID into the URL above
I then used feedburner to import this php script (hosted on my server) and activated the 'socialize' feature, which should be publishing all my shared items to twitter now, in a nice format.