Hi all! As of today, you can share your content to App.net in addition to our existing networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). So if you’re an early adopter-type already active on App.net, or thinking of adding it as an additional publishing channel, go ahead and let us know your feedback!
We’re on App.net ourselves so are happy to connect there too - find us as twitterfeed, and our founder Mario is on there too!
We’ve been providing the means to publish your content to LinkedIn for some time, and it has become an increasingly popular channel for twitterfeed users. As a result, we are excited to extend our relationship with LinkedIn. As an existing LinkedIn member, you can now sign in to twitterfeed using your LinkedIn account and we’ll automatically sync your account for sharing - simplifying the RSS feed set-up to one step.
So if you are a LinkedIn member, automatically sending your content to LinkedIn’s community of 187 million professionals through twitterfeed couldn’t be easier. The ability to spread content across LinkedIn’s homepage, groups, network updatestreams, emails, mobile app and more is a huge advantage. By sharing their content to LinkedIn via twitterfeed, publishers can drive higher engagement and click-through with rich media content across all of LinkedIn’s products.
If you’re new to twitterfeed and want to start sharing your content, go to http://twitterfeed.com/linkedin to get started. If you are an existing twitterfeed user and want to add LinkedIn as an additional channel to share your content, simply edit your existing feed(s) in the twitterfeed dashboard, and under “Step 2” add LinkedIn as a publishing service.
We’re confident you’ll find this closer integration useful, and thanks for your continued support!
we’ve made some tweaks to the Twitterfeed dashboard to make it easier for you to get to the in-depth Bitly stats for your links.
We still display the number of user clicks each of your posts has got, but in addition there is now a “stats” link next to each post in the dashboard, which takes you directly to Bitly’s brand spanking new stats page, where you’ll see detailed counts and charts for all activity related to your shared items.
While we’re on the subject, we just wanted to remind you that you can set up your own Bitly account (even with your own custom domain) for use within Twitterfeed and similar tools. Instructions on how to enter your Bitly user information in Twitterfeed are available at http://bit.ly/GAN6Lc, and if you’re interested in using your own custom domain for shortening links, Bitly tells you how here: http://bit.ly/GAN8Tk.
Hope you’ll like these tweaks, and thanks for using Twitterfeed!
Hi all, we’ve just gone live with at change to the Facebook post format - we now post items as shared links, which provides a nicer “share” dialog, but more importantly works around an issue with the new Facebook Page layouts (which come into force at the end of the month, but are widely used already):
In the new Pages layout, all posts would be aggregated together in a box, making it very hard to find new posts, unless you (as Page owner) go in there and highlight them manually. Most of you were understandably unhappy about this, so we decided to post items as shared links, which makes them appear much more prominently in the new Page layout.
There are actually a number of bugs and suggestions that have been submitted to Facebook in relation to this issue (and similar issues with the new Pages layout), so we may switch back to the original way of posting, once/if there is a way to make these posts appear more prominently on the Pages.
it gives me great pleasure to share this piece of news with all of you - Twitterfeed is now part of Bitly! Bitly helps you collect, organize, shorten and share links, which makes Twitterfeed a natural and good fit for the bitly ecosystem. I’m particularly pleased that I’ll be able to work with the excellent group of people there - the technical and entrepreneurial talent at Bitly is second to none! I myself will continue to be involved in Twitterfeed much as before, except now as part of Bitly. In the short term, nothing dramatic will change, while we are looking into areas where closer co-operation and development make sense.
Not many of you may know this, but I started Twitterfeed in 2007 as a side project, with no expectations that I would one day be in a position to write a blog post like this. This is of course thanks to all of you, who have stayed with us through the more difficult days when we struggled with growing pains, and scaling a service that wasn’t initially designed to be used by a million users and more.
So, thanks to you all, and thank you to Saul and Robin Klein from TAG, and John Borthwick and Andy Weissman at Betaworks, without whose support and encouragement Twitterfeed wouldn’t have developed into what it is today. This is now starting to sound like an Oscars acceptance speech, so I’ll stop and spare you the tears. As a wise man once said, “There is nothing so stable as change”. Extra points if you know who said that without googling it.
Yours, Mario Founder, twitterfeed.com (& now a bit of Bitly)
Many of you have asked for this, and as of today, you can use twitterfeed to post your content directly to LinkedIn as well as Twitter and Facebook.
To add LinkedIn as a destination for your posts, simple edit your feed in the twitterfeed dashboard, and under “Step 2” you’ll now see LinkedIn listed under “Available Services”. Click on the “LinkedIn” link under “Available Services”, then authenticate your LinkedIn account (this takes you to the LinkedIn site, where you’re asked to give us permission to post to your account). Once you’re returned to twitterfeed, make sure you click “Create Service”, which will activate the service, and any new posts from your feed should now be posted to LinkedIn as well as the existing services you’ve previously set up.
As ever, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you come across any problems with this new functionality.
One for the gig-goers out there: our founder Mario, who happens to be a big music fan, recently wrote this little how-to guide to set up your own concert alerts on twitter, using twitterfeed in combination with the excellent Songkick service.
A little Friday present from your nice Twitterfeed folks:
We now support geo-tagging in feeds when posting to twitter. If you have a feed that contains geo information, all you need to do is to ensure that the twitter account you’re posting to has location enabled - to do that, go to http://twitter.com, and under the “Settings”, make sure the “Add a location to your tweets” checkbox is checked.
If the items in your feed contain geolocation info, we then automatically geo-tag the tweets we post to your twitter account. We currently support both “geo:lat”/”geo:long” and “georss:point” elements.
As ever, this is very new, so please let us know if you find any problems with it - email email@example.com with details of any issues you find. Similarly, we’re happy to hear of any cool uses for this new feature, so drop us a line or ping us on twitter at @twf_support anytime..