Last One for A While

Some of you might know this, and some of you might not, but I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a two month job planting trees in Northern Ontario. I’ll be gone until sometime until the beginning/middle of July. So that means there will be no more blog posts for quite some time. I might try to get something out on one of my days off, if I can find internet access somewhere.

I hope I’ll still have all my readers when I get back.

On a more interesting note. I love seeing what Google searches are bringing people to this site. The top hits of late have been:

RSS Facebook Status
Twitterfeed Facebook
Funny Facebook Status
Romantic Facebook Status
Funny Facebook Status Updates
Link  Twitter to Facebook

So apparently I’m a Twitter and Facebook guru… who knew

   
   
   

More RSS Feeds

I just finished mowing the lawn and now I’m relaxing with a cold beer. On Saturdays you can start drinking before noon. Its not wrong.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Facebook mobile. Constantly updating my status has become like a low budget blog. Which gives me a great idea.

Look to the right….. see that new RSS feed? That’s my current Facebook status. Cool eh?

Ideas That Wouldn’t Work

So with the advent of Facebook mobile, Twitter and even Gmail on your mobile phone. I started thinking how awesome it would be if all these sites were rolled into one. You’d sign in to a service that collects all the information from every social networking site or email client you belong to. Then when any thing of importance, messages, emails, etc. would be sent via SMS to your mobile.

Then I realized this was probably almost useless. I know all these sites already use SMS. I just wanted a way to aggregate them all together.

Twitter and Facebook : Making Them Play Together

The beauty of the new media and web 2.0 is its ability to work well with other services. I spend most of my times figuring out how I can combine all the different sites I’m a member of into one aggregated area.¬† Facebook and Twitter is a great illustration of this.

A while back I wrote about how Twitter could be improved. Then I wrote about how Facebook had replaced Twitter . I didn’t really want to completely abandon Twitter though, I like the clean interface and the SMS are slightly better then Facebook. But I didn’t want to be updating the same status on two different sites. At the Geek Dinner last night William Spaetzel told me about twitterfeed. Using this you can update your Facebook status and it in turn updates your Twitter status. It was a little tricky getting to work so I’m going to give you a walkthrough of how its done.

Sign into facebook and browse to your profile. Click on see all in your mini feed. On the right hand side under view click Status Stories. This will now bring up just your status updates. Again on the right hand side you can Subscribe To These Stories. Copy this link.

Browse over to Twitterfeed. Follow their instructions for logging on. When it asks for the RSS feed put in the link you copied from Facebook.

And there you go, everything is set and your Facebook status is now on Twitter.

If I wasn’t on dialup I’d post some pictures but since it would take forever to upload, text will have to do.

Copying…

Two posts in one day?! I know I’m crazy but I needed to post on this…

Facebook has basically become Twitter, but so much better.

Status Updates

Everything we did on twitter can now be done on Facebook. Plus it already has basically all the features I wrote about earlier.

Just one hitch; service isn’t available in Canada yet. Facebook doesn’t support any Canadian wireless companies. I’m assuming they’ll be adding them soon enough though, and once they do its good-bye old washed up Twitter.