Screen Shot 2012-09-10 at 9.54.10 AM Use Twilio Tutorials to Start Building Call Tracking SMS and MMS Notifications Two-Factor Authentication with Authy http://www.erwinmayer.com Erwin Great introduction to Twilio. I am eagerly waiting for international support… Please update me on my email when it is available! Regarding your problem with RSS fetching, you should just use the same user_agent as a regular browser, and retrieve the content using cURL… http://www.kylemulka.com Kyle Mulka I think your regex is failing. Here’s a copy of the AWS Status HTML: http://kylemulka.com/stuff/awsstatus.html And the RSS: http://kylemulka.com/stuff/EC2.rss http://www.kylemulka.com Kyle Mulka Maybe the RSS feed just doesn’t have any items when everything is working fine? NewsGator probably had an old copy of the RSS, or at least an old RSS entry.