Auto-Post To Twitter, Facebook and Other Web Services with HelloTxt and TwitterFeed

BY MARINA ROMERO

You Need:

  • Twitter account
  • Facebook account
  • Other web services like Friendfeed, Plurk, Tumblr, etc. (optional)
  • Hellotxt account
  • Yahoo Pipes account
  • Twitterfeed account

 
Step 1: Set up Twitter, Facebook and other web services.

Step 2: Set up Hellotxt account

What is Hellotxt? Hellotxt lets you post your status once and have it appear automatically on all of your web services, allowing you to keep all of your followers up to date with ease. You can update your status on the website, or by using  email from your mobile phone or via an API. You can also embed photos and video right into your status updates.

Web services supported:

  • TwitterHellotxt - Add Network
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Pages
  • Google Reader
  • Peoplesound
  • Linkedin
  • Plurk
  • Myspace
  • Friendfeed
  • Jaiku
  • Bebo
  • Hi5
  • Tumblr
  • Identica
  • Plaxo
  • Blip.fm
  • Blogger, and more.

Add your web services, you will be asked to input your info for each network, and in some cases, the site will require an application installation to validate (such as Facebook and Twitter).

** This step is optional, only if you are posting to web services other than Twitter and Facebook.

Step 3: Search for blogs related to your niche.

Find blogs related to your topic, take at least 5. For example your niche is “baking”; MyBakingAddiction.com is a great site about baking, take it’s RSS (in this case it’s http://feeds.feedburner.com/mybakingaddiction) and save for step 4.

You Need:


  1. Set up Twitter, Facebook and other Social network accounts.
  1. Set up Hellotxt account

What is Hellotxt?

Hellotxt lets you post your status once and have it appear automatically on all of your web services, allowing you to keep all of your followers up to date with ease. You can update your status on the website, or by using email from your mobile phone or by an API. You can also embed photos and video right into your status updates.

Web services supported:

Twitter

Facebook

Facebook Pages

Google Reader

Peoplesound

Linkedin

Plurk

Myspace

Friendfeed

Jaiku

Bebo

Hi5

Tumblr

Identica

Plaxo

Blip.fm

Blogger, and more.

Step 4: Set up Yahoo Pipes
You need a yahoo email to get started with Yahoo Pipes. Once your logged in, click “Create a pipe”
Add “Fetch Feed” module, then add your RSS Urls, (do not for forget to add the RSS of your own blog) and click save. You will then be asked to name the pipe. Once it’s saved, you can now run and publish the pipe.
And then “Get as RSS”
Here’s a sample Pipe RSS Url that we need for Step 5:  http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=05c1b3983eef421c7b4810c8fca1e0e8&_render=rss
Step 5: Set up Twitter Feed
Create an account to “Create Feed” posting to your Twitter, Facebook and other web services.
On this page http://twitterfeed.com/feeds/new, add the pipe URL from Step 4, feel free to modify the “Advance Settings” then continue.
You will be taken to the step where you need to grant access to your services.
Authorize Twitter, Facebook and Hellotxt, then click DONE.
Twitterfeed will now auto-post to the web services you have allowed it to publish to.

 

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