ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to automatically update your Twitter feed while providing original content

Updated on June 28, 2013
My FriendFeed page
My FriendFeed page

Without doubt Twitter is a powerful tool to make connections , learn new things and also to get traffic to your blog or website. If you are a busy person one problem you face while managing your Twitter account is how to update your Twitter feed regularly with good quality content so you you can grow more followers and you can keep your current followers. In this hub I will show you a way to automatically update your Twitter account with relevant original content. This does not involve grabbing a Google news RSS feed that everyone is using and feeding it to a service , rather its more to do with FriendFeed. You need to have a FriendFeed account to do this and if you are not on FriendFeed now is a good time to get in there because there are lots of benefits for web masters , especially bloggers. If you are scared that these tools will overwhelm your followers and make you look like a spammer then you can use software like HootSuite or services like BufferApp to schedule your tweets.

Great Books about Twitter at Amazon

What is FriendFeed

Since I'm going to use a FriendFeed account to do this I thought it would be good to give a small explanation about FriendFeed. People who are familiar with FriendFeed can skip this section and read the other sections. In very simple terms FriendFeed is a service where you can manage your all social media activity. All your stumbles , Diggs , tweets and even your blog posts are visible in one location. I have added an screenshot from my FriendFeed page so you can have a better idea of what it is all about. Also you can check out my FriendFeed page. I have highlighted the different services that is visible at that moment , but there are many other services you can integrate with FriendFeed. Simple speaking there are endless ways for you to use FriendFeed and FriendFeed subscribers are counted as RSS subscribers if you are using FeedBurner . although I think that's a bad move by Feedburner it sure is an easy way to increase your subscriber count.

How to setup FriendFeed to automatically update your Twitter Feed

As I mentioned in the previous section your every stumble , Digg , delicious favorite and blog posts appear in your FriendFeed timeline. Wouldn't it be great if you can share the same things with your Twitter followers ? Well instead of tweeting about it you can set up your FriendFeed account to automatically do this for you. Below are the steps on how to do that

  • Go to your FriendFeed account and click Settings
  • A dialog will appear with some links , click Twitter Publishing Preferences
  • You will be taken to a page where all your services are listed and you have to select which entries you want to appear as tweets. Below screen shot gives good idea of what you have to do

With the above setting you can easily update your Twitter account while providing quality content to your twitter followers.

Advanced Twitter Setting in FriendFeed

Advanced Twitter setting in FriendFeed
Advanced Twitter setting in FriendFeed

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • rumbling profile imageAUTHOR

      Nishadha Silva 

      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Your welcome , Good luck with Twitter

    • samsons1 profile image

      Sam 

      8 years ago from Tennessee

      thanks; being new I need all the help I can get. Just 'stumbled' upon your hub-- so glad I did. Much success to you and thanks again for your help.

    • rumbling profile imageAUTHOR

      Nishadha Silva 

      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      No problem , Glad you found it useful

    • johnmce profile image

      johnmce 

      8 years ago from Brighton, UK

      thanks mate, very well explained

      John

    • rumbling profile imageAUTHOR

      Nishadha Silva 

      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      You are welcome Duchess , Glad you found it useful

    • profile image

      Duchess OBlunt 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for putting this together. I sounds like something I will want to look into. I have bookmarked this Hub for future reference (time is ALWAYS such an issue)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)