The challenge was to find a way to easily and selectively share to all of my top social media networks while avoiding duplication. It’s a pain in the neck when I find something interesting, and have to post it multiple times to get it out to all of my friends/followers. It’s also annoying to link accounts together, and have meaningless posts shared across profiles (e.g. Twitter in Buzz or Facebook).
Also, I don’t want to be one of those who simply have everything on autopilot–creating noise everywhere.
The answer, I think, is ping.fm. I tested it a bit, and it seems to do the trick.
From Ping.fm I can post the same thing directly to:
I can post to those services separately too (without using ping.fm), to avoid noise in my streams.
I also wanted to push Google Reader shared items to those services as well, which can be done through RSS. Now the items are truly shared.
There is only one workaround–which I hope is fixed soon. To post to Buzz, you must have ping.fm post to Google Chat status, which then can be added as a connected site to Buzz. I hope ping.fm will allow direct posing to Buzz soon for a cleaner connection.
Also, to avoid duplication, I now have only one connected site to Buzz–which is the Chat Status.
Lets see how this holds up.