• Twitter bleg

    Anybody know if it is possible to automatically retweet on Twitter. That is, I want account/feed @X to follow and automatically retweet everything from account/feed @Y (no human in the loop). If you know how to do this, I’d be grateful for the answer.

    Some may wonder why on earth I’d need to do this. Actually, strictly speaking, I don’t. So, if this is not feasible, I’ve got another approach in mind.

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    • Use the api. You can access twitter data via their web services api. It would be fairly easy to set up a routine that would retweet anything posted by a given account.

      • I think I tried a version of this, using TwitterFeed. I tried to pipe the @Y RSS feed back to @X. The app told me that it was not allowed (Twitter doesn’t allow reposting of Twitter feeds). I bet it is possible if one can strip all the Twitter-identifying info off the feed. But it clearly violates the spirit of Twitter’s rules. I don’t really want to do that. Also, I’ve got to use an off-the-shelf app. I’m not that savvy.