Well it looks like Face­book and Twit­ter are now play­ing nice. If you’re logged into Face­book, this page will walk you through the pro­cess of hook­ing things up so that your Face­book updates will go out to your Twit­ter feed. Select what you want, and pro­tect the rest. I’m going to leave this post as it is, but the link above is really the one you should use to make this happen.

I‚Äôm in the midst of fig¬≠ur¬≠ing out a bet¬≠ter way to auto¬≠mat¬≠ic¬≠ally build a list of ‚Äėtweets‚Äô and have them sched¬≠uled through¬≠out the day. My cur¬≠rent sys¬≠tem is a bit broken.

A friend pinged me on Face¬≠book say¬≠ing that he was look¬≠ing for some¬≠thing else, an app that would post your Face¬≠book status to Twit¬≠ter. I thought check¬≠ing this out would be easy, but giv¬≠en the changes Face¬≠book has been through over the last while the res¬≠ult¬≠ing solu¬≠tion is a mashup, not an app.

Yes, it’s pos­sible, not pretty, but pos­sible. Here’s how to do it. Some of this inform­a­tion was gleaned from Tech­LifeWeb and JeffSandquist.com (thanks!).

  1. In FB, go to your Inbox > Noti¬≠fic¬≠a¬≠tions page
  2. At the bot­tom of the right column, there’s the link for the Noti­fic­a­tions feed… right click on it and copy the link (or hit prop­er­ties and copy the URL that shows up in the new window)
  3. To test that it works, paste that URL into your browser and hit enter. (You‚Äôll see your noti¬≠fic¬≠a¬≠tions feed show up)
  4. In that URL, change ONLY the por¬≠tion that stays ‚Äúnotifications.php‚ÄĚ to ‚Äústatus.php‚ÄĚ and hit enter.
  5. The res¬≠ult¬≠ing page ‚Äėshould‚Äô be your Face¬≠book Status RSS Feed. Here‚Äôs mine for an example.
  6. Copy your entire URL to a text doc¬≠u¬≠ment and save it. You‚Äôll need it later.
  7. Get a Twitterfeed.com account. Twit­ter­feed lets you har­vest your RSS feed at a set fre­quency and pub­lish your feed to a Twit­ter account.
  8. Cre­ate a new Twit­ter­feed using the long Face­book URL you saved earli­er, set your pub­lish fre­quency, and you’re done.

Cur¬≠rently Twit¬≠ter¬≠feed is hav¬≠ing some con¬≠sist¬≠ency issues ‚ÄĒ some, but not all of my feeds are being pub¬≠lished cor¬≠rectly. They are aware of the issues and are work¬≠ing to fix them.