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Facebook and Twitter are coming together at long last. Well not really, but at least Facebook is going to add the ability to post your status updates directly to Twitter. Users have been able to post from Twitter to Facebook for some time now, but not the other way around.

This, along with Facebook’s new subscription option seems like Facebook is obviously trying to stay ahead of Google+. Facebook is still the number one social network in the world, and it is clear they do not want to end up like poor MySpace. Adding new features at the rate they have lately is a great way to make sure they keep their place at the top.

The obvious limitation is that Twitter only allows statuses of up to 140 characters, while Facebook allows much more. I would venture to guess that statuses longer then the limit will be cut off and have a link to the original on Facebook. This is great for users who have a Twitter account but just don’t use it very much. Now they can post on Facebook and have it go to their Twitter page automatically without having to worry about it.

Look for this new feature to roll out soon, possibly after the Facebook Development Conference on September 22nd.

Source: PCWorld


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  1. Gill Mc
    September 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Posting your status on facebook and twitter at the same time doesn't really appeal to me as I use them both for different things.  However, I suppose I can understand the attraction from a 'business' point of view with regard to facebook pages etc.  Twitter's limited character capacity conflicts with facebooks much longer status so it may cause confusion if not thought through properly before updating your facebook status.  I think I'll be keeping them separate for now but who knows, I may suddenly find a need for this, so I suppose its good to have the option.

    • Dave LeClair
      September 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      options are never a bad thing

  2. Thanasis Polychronakis
    September 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    What i usually find frustrating when i want to post the same message on the two networks is references to people... Twitter's @ only works on twitter and Facebook has it's own referencing mechanisms...

    I find it that very very few of my posts are "mention-less" forcing me to tailor each post on each different network...  

    • Dave LeClair
      September 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      I have always gone Twitter to Facebook, but that's because I don't care about Facebook so it just gets the rubbish left over from Twitter.