Saturday, 13 December 2008

Twittering AND Facebook

I think I'm right in saying that I can use Twitter to do Facebook status updates, can't I?

4 comments:

La Bete said...

You can. You can also use ping.fm to update both, and myspace.

If you are using twitter for facebbok then you'll want to turn off the @replies, assuming you're conversing with people.

Kerry said...

What does the @replies thing do?

Thanks by the way, very helpful. And you're right about Facebook.

Michael said...

If you use @XYZ in your twitter message then the user "XYZ" will receive a copy of your message in their "@replies" tab.

eg
BristolUser:
@KerryMcCarthy Did you get my letter?

Then you will get a copy of Bristol User's message in your @Replies tab.

La Bete said...

Exactly as Michael described. You can also use multiple @replies to reference different people. Like @KerryMcCarthy did you get @BristolUser's letter. That way both will see the message.


The twitter/facebook link is currently down.

http://status.twitter.com/post/64668031/facebook-app-offline

The other things you will probably find adds more value to your twitter use will be a client of some kind (I've no idea about Windows clients, although I use one called Spaz that works across all platforms. Others swear by tweetdeck), and a decent URL shortening service. With 140 characters to a message you can use something like http://is.gd/ to shorten a URL, and thus save space.