This is a brief video I did for WebTegrity.com to explain how to go step by step to connect your Facebook account to Twitter. You can do the opposite as I mention in this other post.
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?
The main reason you connect your Facebook to Twitter is audience. The audience for Twitter tends to be more business centered whereas Facebook tends to lean towards more social stuff. If you want to have a presence on Twitter but don’t want to take the time to dedicate a Twitter-centric feed all its own, just look below and you will be good to go in just a couple of minutes.
WHY SHOULD YOU NOT DO THIS
- Voice – the voice of Facebook is very, very different from that of Twitter. Messages from one service to another just don’t translate well usually.
- Inbox Stuffing – If you are lucky enough to have someone be a fan or you or your service enough that they follow you on more than one social media site, CONGRATULATIONS! The problem is, they may very well be getting alerts from both sites with the exact same message each time. This leads to their mailbox potentially getting stuffed with the multiple copies of the same stuff. Just how many times do you really need a TPS report? Exactly.
- Ignorance – If you stuff their inbox, the absolutely worst thing they can do isn’t hate you, it’s to ignore you. When a friend or customer starts ignoring you message, you are screwed. You had a chance to really firm up their relationship with you but you blew it. Ouch.
- Weird Posts – When you make a normal looking and reasonable sounding post on Facebook, it can look like this on Twitter.See how it sort of cuts him off mid sentence? That is what I’m talking about.
- You Don’t Care – It also kinda sorta screams you don’t care about Twitter. The posts are very obvious that you are just attaching them to Twitter as a secondary thought. Twitter users can get bugged by that, but that’s understandable.
So, should you do this? Maybe. If you desperately want to have exposure on Twitter, then by all means do it. However, hop to the 2:13 mark and pay very careful attention to the options of what you will post to Twitter. Please don’t be that guy on Twitter.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t be bashful, shy, or timid. Ask away and please check out my post on how to connect to Facebook from Twitter, the exact reverse of what we just talked about!