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Updating Two Social Networks At Once: Facebook and Twitter

Hey, there!

I love time-saving software.

And today, I’m going to save you time with all of your tweeting and facebooking, far beyond your current efforts to use these social networks to promote your VO practice.

We cover this in Mastering VO Social Networking, but here’s an overview.

How do you not have to post the same thing twice?

If you engage others in social networking, and you’re on both Twitter and Facebook, you may find yourself tweeting something, and then immediately turning around and updating your status on Facebook with that same content.

You may even copy your tweet, just before you hit the “tweet” button, and then hightailing it over to Facebook to paste the tweet into your “What’s on your mind” box.

Oh, you’re going to love this.

You can have Facebook pull your content from Twitter, so you really only have to do the content work once. Using the Twitter app on Facebook (https://apps.facebook.com/twitter/ – then manage the app via Account Settings –> Apps –> Twitter) you can have Facebook watch your Twitter stream, and pick up your tweets, republishing them as status updates on Facebook. All automatic, 24/7/365.

You can even get more granular: with another Facebook app, Selective Tweets (https://www.facebook.com/selectivetwitter), you can choose to only pull those tweets over that you decide are worth sharing on Facebook by adding #fb to the end of your tweets – all the rest of your tweets will appear in your Twitter stream only.

You may get some push-back from purists who don’t want mixing of the networks, but it’s about your time management, not their way of doing things, right?

Here’s the complete rundown on how to do it at Twitter’s site: https://support.twitter.com/articles/31113-how-to-use-twitter-with-facebook – enjoy.

Hope this helps.

David

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