Power Up Your Twitter With Friendfeed

Twitter is on a roll, no doubt about that. A mass of newcomers is signing up, ready to try the service that gets so much buzz. Twitter is easy to sign up. On the other end, answering the question “what are you doing?” is a bit confusing when someone never had this kind of relationship before with a machine.

The best solution I have found to share more on Twitter is the Friendfeed-to-Twitter publishing feature. With this activated, you don’t just bookmark a page on delicious, you let your followers know what you are reading. You don’t just drop a comment with Disqus, you’re letting others know what discussions you are in right now:

  • Yelp: what you’re eating
  • Youtube: what you’re watching<
  • Blogger: what you’re writing
  • Facebook: who you’re talking with

This trick to tweet more often is not new. The advantage with Friendfeed is its close-to-real-time communication with Twitter. 2 things are not that cool: the url-shortening service is ff.im, aka friendfeed’s, and I think the look of it all over your Twitter stream makes it look a bit like a big spam. Also, not all services fully opened up their API to other partner, meaning it will sometime take a while for a review on Yelp to appear on your Twitter stream for example.