Linking Blogger to Facebook via twitterfeed.

I’m starting to feel the pressure to get on facebook. Partly has to do with push/pull. Blogger has no real adequate push mechanism. You can only add up to ten email accounts for push notification. Even if you hook up a mailing list through a mail host, you still need to manually manage emails or ask visitors to create another account. No one really wants to do that. At the same time, I don’t really want to post what is going on within Facebook because I don’t like (among other things) that it is largely a closed, proprietary system. I looked into adding a blog feed from blogger to a facebook account and then stumbled across this site which asserts that you are then giving facebook rights/ownership to your blog entries. Yuck. So, with a little bit of experimenting…I think I have the workaround in place that the site mentions. It is a little confusing – but basically blog entries are passed to twitter via every 30 minutes or on demand when logged into twitterfeed. The twitter application in facebook then posts the tweet along with a url to the blog entry. So far I have tested it with a couple tweets direct from twitter and a test blog post from here – logged into my new fb account in one browser and my sister’s in another. Crazy. We’ll see if this works…

One Response to “Linking Blogger to Facebook via twitterfeed.

  • This is interesting Seth. I think it’s good to have some literacy on these things. Having just been on vacation, I also had opportunity to consider whether these technologies are something I want to step away from, at least from time to time (e.g. “tethered to your job”; leashes). With social media, I can’t help but think I’d like to stratify my own personal circles a bit more, with some info circles revolving around family, others around friends, and others around colleagues. FB seems a mishmash of all, at least right now. I think FB will make for an interesting business study over the next few years.

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