Adding other social media feeds to Twitter

It sounds like a nice idea – thanks to importing other feeds to your Twitter you will have more tweets and provide more information. Why not merge more of social media feeds into one and let your followers see everything?

In most cases people just add one or two other feeds to their Twitter. Adding all of them already is a obvious disaster. But still, why not just a little bit?

Small bit might work well, but still – be careful.

In general, the feed you will add to your Twitter should be touching the same or similar subject as your Twitter updates. That is the only way it will fit in. Mostly this might be notifications about new articles on your blog.

The usual no go situation is dumping your facebook statuses, last.fm favorite songs, gowalla/foursquare notifications. It is the same as writing about what you have just eaten – boring, unless you are a food journalist, musical enthusiast or a superstar of some kind.

People who want to follow your updates from a different platform are most often part of that network as well so they will follow you there.

Your other Twitter posts might be great, but when you force your followers to desperately try to ignore all this information that is totally useless to them, you might start loosing them. What you will also loose is a general value of information in your Twitter feed. Your nice Twitter statuses will get mixed and lost in the junk that says nothing about anything.

Simply put – try to make most out of your tweets or you will be ignored.

Keep Twitter clean, it is still a kind of blogging and that means mostly writing and creating something, not just re-pasting and re-posting stuff.

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