I’ve always been a fan of linking things together and consolidating as much as possible. For example, ever since I got a phone that could handle playing MP3s, my Zune player has found considerably less use. Efficiency is the name of the game, people.
Which is exactly why I’ve started using Smart Twitter on Facebook. Because I do most of my social media-ing on Twitter, I went on a quest to find out how I could make my tweets become my Facebook updates, my LinkedIn updates, and my Google Buzz updates. LinkedIn and Google Buzz were easy; it was Facebook that gave me issues.
I’m an anti-application Facebook user. I think they’re pointless and annoying. So when I learned that an easy way to get Twitter updates to Facebook was through an application, I was immediately skeptical. I started searching out applications, thinking it would be an easy find. Instead, I was confronted with several Twitter-related applications, most of which were misleading. Some of them created new tabs on your Facebook profile page for your tweets, others did other things, but it didn’t seem as though any of them actually would update my Facebook status using my tweets.
Then I found Smart Twitter, the application that would finally do it for me. I installed it and waited for the magic, which apparently doesn’t happen right away with a Facebook app. After a while, I got bored and went to do something else. But when I came back — there it was! My latest tweet had become my Facebook update, with hardly any effort on my part.
Now whenever I tweet, those 140 characters get sent out to three other places online, giving me the power to effectively control my social media sites and produce dynamic content on all of them simultaneously and regularly. All in a day’s work, and pretty efficient, I’d say.