Month: April 2011

Tools for posting to Twitter and Facebook

I am all for making life easier by making  tedious tasks  as least time consuming as possible. I find tedium hard to cope with. I have always thought ironing outmoded and, despite liking cotton and natural fibres, now buy clothes that do not need the iron. Hopefully my carbon footprint remains steady; cost of manufacture of synthetic fibres versus electricity for the iron. I class posting numerous links to Twitter and Facebook a tedious task: copy title, copy link or open another site and minimize the link, paste link, comment, post, repeat. Here is how I make this easier: Make posting to Facebook and Twitter automatic: Using bit.ly, when I am on a site I want to link to, I just press the bit.ly toolbar button , and then press “share” on the bitly site. The url is automatically shortened and title and text are automatically added, with the option to edit and add tags. My selected Twitter and my personal Facebook pages are automatically posted to without me having to go there. To post to my Facebook community pages, I use the Facebook add-in Smart Tweet for Pages. Anything I have posted to my chosen Twitter accounts, which I have usually automatically posted to via bit.ly, are then also automatically posted to my chosen Facebook Pages. Reading Updates NutshellMail sends me twice daily emails containing all my Facebook...

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Facebook has taken over

As I have not had time to post about what is happening in the world of blogging and social networking or report on my own web building research and activities, I have not blogged at all. Facebook and Twitter have become my way of communicating in my online world. As I miss the social networking that blogging brings I have decided to keep on blogging but on matters that do not take me hours and hours to research.  It was always my aim to be original and to offer something to my readers that they could not find elsewhere. As “how to blog” blogs have become  so commonplace now, I do not want to merely talk about issues that have already been covered. I can use my twitter account for posting links to articles I think are useful. I will continue posting about tools and resources that I use, those I think will be useful to you too, but not spend time trying out everything new that comes out just so that I can report on them. It took me a year or so after it came out to see through the spammy applications and their endless updates to accept Facebook for the communication tools it offers. I have connected with family I have not seen for 30 years (who live across the world) and joined in an active...

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