I asked a friend how to automatically post to Twitter and Facebook whenever I write a new blog article and he pointed me to twitterfeed. This started an interesting Web 2.0 journey.
- Went to twitterfeed.
- Tried to register and realized I needed an OpenID.
- Went to myvidoop to register for an OpenID.
- Returned to twitterfeed and logged in using my OpenID URL.
- Logged in to my twitter account on twitterfeed.
- Created a bit.ly (URL shortener that does more than TinyURL) account to use with twitterfeed.
- Created a feed for my blog.
- Went to Facebook and added the Twitter application.
- Linked Twitter to Facebook by clicking on the link “Want Twitter to update your Facebook status?”
Update 07-27-2009: I now use the Tweetpo.st Facebook application instead of the Twitter Facebook application. It is much better as described in this Mashable article.
- Realized I needed to turn off protected status in my Twitter account.
- Went back to Facebook and clicked on the link “Want Twitter to update your Facebook status?”
- Posted this blog and hoped that twitterfeed works.
Update 06-02-2009: I decided to turn off twitterfeed because I did not like the tweets it created. I realized more since to create them manually and try to enter as much information as possible since people do Twitter searches on the tweets.