Without Harming Twitter!
Many times when we automate posts from one social platform to another, someone gets a post that does not work on their favorite platform and it looks very poorly on our part.
Using Onlywire to share to twitter is one example (that I cant easily solve) as it sends unshortened links that are unsharable and often cropped off due to length. (Moral of that story… don’t give onlywire your twitter credentials).
Using Ping.FM to share to twitter is another example… only this one isn’t too hard to fix!
If you want to learn more about using Ping.FM check out this post by Pat & Lorna Shanks: PingFM 101 (although note that their list of sites supported by Ping.FM is very out of date.)
I suggest highly using Onlywire AND Ping.FM set up to hit different accounts. (I use IMAutomator.com as well, when I have time, particularly for my own blog.) I actually DO NOT send either automated method to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter as that is three places that generalized automated traffic that is not formatted for the platform can hurt our results.
However, if you ARE using ping.fm to point to twitter, be sure to use the tip above!
What tools are YOU using for social bookmarking? Which ones are your favorite? Have any blog posts with social bookmarking tips (feel free to include a link in your reply if you like to one of your posts).
Thanks in advance for your shares, likes, tweets, diggs, stumbles… and bookmarks! LOL! I appreciate you!
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