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Monday, October 19, 2009

Bookmark in, send to twitter and, post to facebook

There are probably multiple ways to do this (friendfeed, google reader, etc.) but I'm already posting from twitter to facebook. So, throwing in another tool that I use (and love -- but really only as a personal bookmark service), I discovered that I can now bookmark in and then send to twitter. Using the post from twitter, I can then send it right on over to facebook (using one of the twitter to facebook apps). If you need to setup a twitter to facebook app, may I suggest selective twitter, as explained here ?

If you only want to post bookmarks in twitter from delicious, you of course, can just ignore all of the facebook references. ;-)

Once you have you twitter feeding into facebook, the next step is whoa, easy!

Login to delicious. Tag/Bookmark.
You'll see a new field labelled SEND. This field actually allows you to email it, too.

Click on the Send field to link your and twitter accounts together.

Note, you can tweet ALL nonprivate bookmarks automatically; however to use selective tweet to facebook, you will need to add the #fb to send it onward. So, auto-send to twitter works, but unless you tweet everything from twitter to fb, it wouldn't automatically push over to facebook. Does that make sense?

It is hard to see in these screencaptures (thanks blogger), but the important thing is to add @twitter in the Send field. Once you do that and hit enter, the message box will drop down. In the message box, write your tweet blurb. If you use selective twitter for facebook, add #fb to the end of your blurb. Do not include the link URL in the message; will automatically truncate the URL and post it to twitter.

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