Synchronising Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz

Social networks are great; they allow you to show everyone who cares what you're doing and thinking.

But what social network do you choose? Facebook and Twitter are very popular and Google Buzz is new - and built right into GMail.

For me it's important to keep in contact with as many people as possible, whichever social network they are on. So I'm signed up to all three.

I only have a limited amount of free time so I've needed a way to synchronise my status updates with all three. I tried some software like tweetdeck and some others - but they all felt a bit over-complicated and had horrible UIs. Plus I'd prefer not to have to install an app just to make a status update.

Facebook and Google don't exactly see eye-to-eye. There doesn't appear to be a way to hook them up together.The answer to this problem comes from the most open network of them all. Yep the answer is twitter.

With Twitter you can daisy-chain your networks together. Google Buzz allows you to connect your account to your twitter account. There is a facebook twitter app that pulls in your tweets.

So now anything I post on twitter will appear in Facebook and Google Buzz. But it doesn't have to stop there. Because twitter is so open you don't even have to use twitter directly. You can use other programs that post tweets such as Boxee. And you can use the twitter apis to make your own software post tweets.

16/04/2010 permalink | Posted in general | 2 Comments »

Bookmark and Share

About me

Adam Jimenez is a freelance web developer who has been professionally developing websites since 2000.

Find me