Turning Twitter into your Main Lifestream

I have been mulling over a post recently on how to setup Twitter as your Lifestream by utilizing the feature that most social media sites now offer by linking your Twitter account to post content you create or like on those services.

Using Twitter as your main Lifestream is something you should think about before jumping right in. I personally use a large number of services and wouldn’t want to flood my tweetstream with the actions performed on all of them. I also am not comfortable setting mup too comfortable setting up too many services to autopost. I’ve seen some nightmare scenarios with regards to that. But if you think this through and link a handful it may be a good method to use.

So MakeUseOf.com beat me to the punch and wrote the following story that discusses just that. I may still put my spin on this method in the future.

From their post:

There are a few options that allow you to aggregate all of that content into a lifestream, such as FriendFeed, or for the more adventurous, there’s the self-hosted Sweetcron. But a lifestream isn’t any fun if no one is listening. Most of us have a few people who are interested in what we have to say in one place in particular – on Twitter.

So why make the extra effort of interacting with people on two separate websites, or attracting visitors to your self-hosted lifestream, when you can easily use a Twitter lifestream to share all your online content?

Via Makeuseof.com | How to Turn Twitter Into Your One-Stop Lifestream.

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  1. My main lifestream is at FriendFeed, but I am also streaming links to Twitter and Facebook to a limited extent. While the crowds are certainly at Twitter, and definitely at Facebook, many of the users on those services aren't used to massive streams of information. One alternative is to set up different areas for the streaming content – for example, some people establish multiple Twitter accounts, some of which are more personal than others. Another option is to stream to Facebook fan pages.

  2. Good advice John. Creating a balance of where to push our content that's determined by our audience at each of the subsequent social media sites we interact on is challenging. I struggle finding the proper way to manage this myself and getting more insight into practical methods is always welcomed.

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