Twitter is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date with friends, news, and industry trends in real time. Sometimes, you need information quickly, though, and that means being able to access tweets and profiles without actually being logged in to Twitter. You can’t deny the power of Twitter as a social media and new platform, but that doesn’t mean you want to be logged in all the time or join the community. Thankfully, there are several ways you can be using Twitter without being logged in.
Twitter supported an internal RSS feed at one point in time, but have since stopped the program. By using an RSS feed reader, you can easily access the Twitter feeds of specific users. Instead of logging in to your account or even signing up for an account, you can create an RSS feed on sites like RSS It For Me. In order to use the RSS feed, you can use the Google Chrome plug-in or even an online app like Feedly.
Want to see what someone is tweeting? Curious as to what is trending on Twitter right now? You can check both of those things by going to search.twitter.com. When you go to this site, it will appear empty and basic, but by using the search bar, you’ll quickly discover people, tweets, and trends. There’s no need to have an account if you just want to see tweets and not interact with them.
Text Message Subscription
If you have a Twitter account, but don’t want to be logged in all the time and don’t want to use the mobile app, you can set up Twitter alerts through text message. The text message subscription feature can be tailored to fit what you are looking for. Whether you want to see tweets from specific people, get notifications when someone sends you a direct message, or want an alert when someone favorites your tweet, the text message subscription allows you to stay logged off. There are several options, so make sure you check them all out before deciding which notifications you want to activate.
If you’re looking to follow specific accounts on Twitter and don’t care
who they are talking to or who mentions that account, then TweetReader is a great option. This mobile app is available for Android and iPhone users. When you download the app, you can start searching and following specific accounts. The app is also great if you want to go through someone’s timeline to find an old tweet because it filters out mentions.
Search for tweets, trending topics, and Twitter accounts doesn’t have to be done when you’re logged in. In fact, you don’t even need an account to do these things. Take advantage of the available tools to stay current with news, trending topics, industry trends, and people.