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…
I think your regex is failing. Here’s a copy of the AWS Status HTML:
And the RSS:
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.