Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Selective Twitter Status for Fan Pages and Personal Profiles

Saving time by having all of your tweets update to your Facebook status might sound fabulous, but sometimes your tweets make no sense out of context. Here's an example of a reply I made that would not belong on Facebook: @macaroniandglue I like the part-how many redshirts did they lose-can't be many left.
If you made more than, let's say two tweets a day like this, it would quickly become annoying to Facebook friends/fans and even more so for those who were not on Twitter.
Thanks to a Facebook application by Andy Young, called Selective Twitter Status, you are allowed to selective
ly update your Facebook status from Twitter. You choose which tweets to allow by ending your post with #fb.
Here's how to set it up.

1) Log in to Facebook, enter "Selective Twitter Status" into the search box on the top right and click on the search icon.

2) When you get to the page, click on "Go to application"

3) Enter your Twitter user name and click "Save"

4) Now, simply add #fb when you want to update your Facebook status.


1) If you're currently using the Twitter application or other app to update your status, remember to remove or disable it so that it doesn't keep updating with all your tweets.
2) In your Twitter "settings", make sure "Protect my Tweets" box is unchecked.

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