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30 Twitter tips hath September: Limit Facebook updates

September 3, 2009

In September, we’re offering a Twitter tip a day. Send us your thoughts and suggestions.

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Day 3: Using Twitter for Facebook updates?
Selective Twitter Status limits tweets to FB.

Many Twitterers have linked their Twitter accounts to their Facebook accounts; when they update Twitter, it also updates their Facebook status. It’s OK if you don’t tweet that much, but if you’re addicted (like me), it can be a lot of clutter on your FB wall.

While some of you have disconnected the link, here’s an alternative. Try the Facebook app called Selective Twitter Status. Once activated, only tweets with #fb will update both profiles. Otherwise, the tweet goes to your regular Twitter followers.

Give it a spin, and let us know what you think.

Are you using both Facebook and Twitter? Are you updating both regularly? With separate updates for each audience? Are you using a site that updates all of your statuses on every site? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.

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30 Twitter tips hath September

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen B. permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:28 pm

    I currently rig my non-Facebook tweets with @ replies, which is limiting. Thx!

    • September 3, 2009 1:20 pm

      Which is actually another way to do it. If you @reply yourself, it won’t go to FB but your followers will still see it.

      (But it does look weird.)

  2. September 4, 2009 9:26 am

    I have different audiences in each forum, as I use them differently.

    Occasionally, when I want to update both with the same message, I’ll do it manually.

    Why limit my Facebook status to 120 characters artificially? Use the medium that’s there.

    • September 4, 2009 2:01 pm

      Good point, Ike. Are you primarily tweeting / Facebooking from a computer or a phone?

      What do you like to send to your Twitter audience and to your Facebook audience?

      • September 5, 2009 8:38 am

        I do both from both.

        I find I only update my actual Facebook status once a day, but I comment a lot on others.

        Twitter is more open game because comments and updates ARE the same channel, but I still comment on others quite a bit.

        There’s really no “strategy” per se, just recognition of the different mix of people likely to read them.

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