December 3rd, 2009

Kero Bluestreak


Well, I found a little Facebook application that automatically sends my tweets to FB as a status update. Now all I have to do is figure out how to connect it all to LiveJournal and I'll be good to go.

Honestly, the current state of social media makes me itch. I don't like chasing down "the shiny new toy" just because that's where the people are, especially when the shiny new toy isn't significantly better than the "perfectly good existing toy" I've already got set up and is actually better anyway. (Facebook vs. LiveJournal, I'm looking at you here.) If there are going to be dozens of these sites, like there are dozens of IM programs, then I want an aggregator, just like there's Trillian for chat. The technology already exists — ever heard of RSS for cryin' out loud, you shtoopid websites? The whole point of the web is to be sharing information, not trying to hoard it.

Pfeh. The idea of being an old-guard web grognard hurts my brain.

-The Gneech

The Connections ... They Boggle!

Hokay, so here's how it seems to roll after all that testing:

If I update my LJ, there will be a notice on Facebook, but nothing on Twitter.

If I tweet, there will be a notice on Facebook, but nothing on LJ.

If I update Facebook normally, it will only appear on Facebook, BUT...

If I update LiveJournal via BlogIt (which is from SixApart, interestingly enough) on Facebook, it will appear on LJ, Facebook, and Twitter, BUT I can't automatically add tags or use any userpic other than the default (although I could go back and edit those manually on LJ).


It'll be interesting to see how whatever CMS/blogging software I set up on plays into all this. Thanks for your patience, all!

-The Gneech