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Dec 26, 2010

Keeping up with multiple sites

There are so many social networking sites today that its hard to keep up with all of them.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just stay in one?  Maybe in a perfect world or perhaps when one has no choice. On the other hand, one would question why bother to keep up with all of them.  For one thing, some friends or relatives are on one site while the rest are on another or the next.

We would like to keep to one website but there are some many formats to choose and each has its advantages.  Also, the other reason for me is that I want to try out different things specially as I need to be able to explain to clients what are available and what does which.  So like right now, I have my original site using Joomla and this one using WordPress.  I’m trying to get my thoughts posted but unless I can get everyone to remember my site url and visit this, nobody would know what has been updated.

So after some playing around with the wordpress plugin, I found this site called LinksAlpha.  This will allow you to post to your WordPress account and once you publish your blog, it will update the different social networking sites that you have linked to it.

Linksalpha prides itself with the slogan “Post Once. Publish Everywhere”  and can publish to more than 30 sites so you don’t have to go to each one.  But for the free one account, you can have up to 5 sites with choices from Twitter,  Facebook.  Linkedin, MySpace, Identi.ca, Foursquare, Windows Live, WordPress , among others.  The other sites however don’t come free and these include Tumblr, Yahoo, Yahoo Meme, and Google Buzz.

This is my first post with Linksalpha so we’ll see if this shows up in my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Incidentally, LinksAlpha can be accessed as http://www.linksalpha.com/

Aug 24, 2010

Linking this to Tumblr and Facebook

Trying different options so I can easily just update one site and they are updated on the other pages, namely Facebook and Tumblr.

Facebook already has an import function in the Notes section so I’ve pointed that to the feed on this site.  I don’t know how well its working as some of my previous updates did not come up on FB until I removed and then added back the RSS feed.

Tumblr also has this feature.  The option however is that you only either pull the contents as Links or Links with summaries or Text without Titles.

Will have to monitor if this works.  Also I noticed that some posts seems to have duplicates.  I’m not sure if this has something to with Twitter which I have Tumblr feeding it and Tweeter feeding Facebook.

Oct 23, 2009

“Social Not-working”

Just when I was just getting started on Twitter, I read this article by Clarissa Catalina Repollo from the China Business Magazine’s October, 2009 issue entitled “Social Not-working”.

The first sentence says “Facebook works the brain, but Twitter is a drain”.

According to Dr. Tracy Alloway, a psychologist at the University of Stirling in Scotland,  “Facebook holds loads of information that helps people improve their ability to recall information and use it.  Twitter on the other hand, has the opposite effect.  It produces streams of information every second that people, in turn loose the chance to process every bit of information in the brain.”

With some much information coming in from so many people, the brain no longer concentrate to process that information since new information keeps coming in.  This is probably the same as watching television.  With the visual and sound stimuli working so fast, we often don’t even notice the details anymore.

One advise I read was to read mystery novels, the ones that make you think and try to solve the crime.  So right now, I’ve dug out my old copy of my Agatha Christie and see if I can get my brains working again.

Dec 23, 2008

Facebook

This past week I’ve been busy getting to know Facebook. I got introduced to Facebook sometime back but have not really given it much a second look.  I was still taking advantage of using Multiply.  But somehow Multiply is not exactly what I want.  I was trying to juggle between maintaining my blog with either Multiply, Yahoo 360 or this one.  I’ve finally decided to keep my blog with my own domain and use WordPress.

Why Facebook?  Well, we had a Grace Christian scouts reunion and we started an e-group using Google.  Since e-groups has its limitations to just emails, it was brought up to use Multiply and another suggested to use Facebook.  Ross seconded that Facebook was better and so we’ve started a Facebook group and here I am learning more about it as I add more friends to my network.