I kept seeing people that I follow and admire tweet about removing your Twitter feed from your Facebook because (they feel) its just one big duplicate Twitter site. I have thought there is confusion sometimes myself, but for the most part I am never on Facebook, but I have lots of friends and people who only check up on Facebook. I usually just get annoyed at people responding to my Twitter updates on Facebook when I would rather then respond on Twitter.
With all that said; I am at a loss because I want those people (on Facbook that are not using Twitter) to see what I am up to, but I do not want to have to go and update two “status” places. That could get annoying real quick (why I no longer Plurk).
I decided to do a poll on Facebook and see if my friends wanted me to remove my Twitter feed and it was split 50/50 (of course there was only two people that answered me back so I still feel I have no answer). Here is what Nate Moller from @mollermarketing said: Right now, I agree with Nate and I want to keep my feed going.
I feel the poll was useful because I got an amazing response from my friend @garettstenson, who shares his idea of how to fix the problem – so maybe in the hopes of a Facebook App developer reading this – it will give you a good idea. Here is what Garett said:
It would be cool to custom-script a “Twitter-Facebook Translator” App – what I mean is, your Twitter content/links are great, but all the Twitter lingo you post (ie @ symbols, #symbols, tinyurl’s, etc) gets confusing in Facebook. Especially for those that don’t use Twitter. What if your translator app “scrubbed down” your Twitter feed and made it more personal and less mechanical? Just a thought… I also think you should integrate your Blog more… your Blog is so good it should be splashed everywhere! Especially your “How-to Facebook” posts.
I could not agree more and I have been wondering about a solution like this for a long time. Maybe there is one and I just don’t know about it. Even if there was a solution do you still think that having your Twitter status on Facebook is a good idea or not? I would love this to be a good discussion and see what people rally think? Thanks in advance, because you are going to help me decide if I pull my feed or not.