Twitter to Facebook

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One of the best things about Twitter is that, with a little tweaking, it allows you to easily update Facebook without going through the hassle of logging into Facebook and dealing with all the distractions. A week or two ago, however, I realized that the connection between Twitter and Facebook no longer seemed to be working.

Here’s how I was able to fix it.

  1. Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/
  2. Uncheck the boxes.
  3. Send a tweet without the boxes checked, it won’t go to Facebook.
  4. Check the boxes to have Twitter update your Facebook status, the status of a page, or both.
  5. Send another tweet and it should work – it did for me.

Note that if you’ve told Facebook to force https connections, you’ll have to turn them off in order to reconnect this application – it’ll prompt you to do so during the process. Don’t forget to turn https 0n once you’re done, else you’ll be Firesheep fodder. Here’s how.

  1. In Facebook, click the Account menu at the top right.
  2. Curse the idiots at Facebook who designed a drop-down menu into a website.
  3. Click Account Settings
  4. In the Account Security section, check the box labeled “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible”

Note while you’re there that Facebook lists the computers that are authenticated to your account and, like Google, allows you to disconnect any you don’t recognize.

If you haven’t connected your Twitter account to Facebook yet, the instructions here should be a good start. Hit the comments if you have questions or comments about the procedure.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has competed in multiple state auctioneer contests including placing twice within the top 5 in Kansas.

During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band‘s latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

  • Joe

    Aaron, does this fix affect me since I have been using Yoono.com to cross post and log my post into FB,T and linkedin. What say you.

    • Aaron

      I say they don’t have an Android app, so I can’t use it when I’m mobile. I don’t want to be tied to a specific service, so I want the services to be hooked together so it doesn’t matter how I tweet. If you’re comfortable with Yoono, I’d say keep using it and don’t worry about hooking the services together.

      • Joe

        Aaron, I will give it a try with my Droid so I can do mobile. I want to be more mobile in my work applications so I don’t tie myself to my desk. I just picked up a I Pad 1 which was a cast off from someone upgrading so I’ll give it a try. It was a good deal and came with extra’s.

        How do I cruise Twitter looking for more followers. I want to get more people following our auction company. If you have suggestions let me know.

        • Why do you want more people following your auction company on Twitter? If it’s so you can tell them about auctions, that’s what advertising is for, not social media. If it’s because you want to build a community so you can provide better customer service, make your tweets relevant to interacting with your company, don’t just tweet about your upcoming auctions.