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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:46pm on 02/05/2010 under , , , ,
I like my LJ posts to end up in Facebook, as a different group of my friends read there.

I’ve tried the LJ “Facebook Connect” cross-posting functionality, but that only works for posts made through LJ’s web interface (emailed posts or posts from client software don’t end up in Facebook).

I prefer to use Facebook’s note importing function; it will (or rather, should) import entries from an RSS or Atom feed. This has worked fine for me in the past, but appears not to work any more. When I add my LJ feed for importing, it pulls the latest entries into Facebook, but doesn’t then import any new posts I make in LJ. Does anyone else have any success with this?

And in a similar vein, are there any sane ways to get new LJ posts automatically twittered?
location: KY16 8JY
tobyaw: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:46pm on 02/05/2010 under , , , ,
I like my LJ posts to end up in Facebook, as a different group of my friends read there.

I’ve tried the LJ “Facebook Connect” cross-posting functionality, but that only works for posts made through LJ’s web interface (emailed posts or posts from client software don’t end up in Facebook).

I prefer to use Facebook’s note importing function; it will (or rather, should) import entries from an RSS or Atom feed. This has worked fine for me in the past, but appears not to work any more. When I add my LJ feed for importing, it pulls the latest entries into Facebook, but doesn’t then import any new posts I make in LJ. Does anyone else have any success with this?

And in a similar vein, are there any sane ways to get new LJ posts automatically twittered?
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 03:48pm on 05/05/2009 under , , , ,
I read a lot of RSS/Atom news feeds; many blogs, some news sources, some automated updates. I’ve moved between various solutions in the past, but never found one I’ve been particularly happy with.

In the past I’ve used NetNewsWire on my Mac, then added the feeds as syndicated accounts in LiveJournal, then back to NetNewsWire, then Google Reader online, then NewsFire on my Mac, then back to NetNewsWire (with its syncing to newsgator.com, keeping the same ‘read’ status between the Mac, online, and iPhone).

For a while I had most of my LJ friends added to NetNewsWire too, using the digest authentication so I could read friends-locked posts, but this wasn’t ideal for keeping up with comments.

Now I’ve moved around again, adding most of the blog-style feeds to Dreamwidth; I’ll see how I get on with them here. I find that reading longer articles works better in a web browser, whether on Mac or iPhone. I’ll keep the news-style feeds (like various BBC news feeds, The Register, MediaGuardian) in NetNewsWire; I don’t think feeds that add tens of items a day are a good fit for LiveJournal-style reading.
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