Nearly all bloggers have a Twitter profile or, at least, they should have one.
It’s one of those sharing ideas that drives Twitter, ensuring that as a blogger you’re not writing in the total dark and hope for someone to stumble upon your blog.
It makes sense to launch a tool like the new social media startup, Twitterlive.net, that officially presented itself to the world via a press release today.
The tool makes sure that your blog posts are automatically fed into your Twitter account, especially useful if you have more than one blog to manage!
To quote from the press release: “Having an active presence on social-media networks has become a very important goal of any blogger or publisher and the micro blogging service Twitter has become the main player in this area. As a result, submitting blog entries or published stories to Twitter is vital in order to keep in contact with readers and increase the traffic to a site. Twitterlive aims to simplify this process through automatic feeding of social media content to Twitter.”
My small Twitterlive.net test: not a good start
Now, of course I had to try it out, so before I started writing this post, I signed up, connected my blog to my Twitter profile, and then…got called to dinner.
While sitting at the dinner table, my mobile notified me that I had an email, it was a tweet from my development manager, and now I quote him, “Hey, don’t understand your spamming approach of re-posting things from our blog, that one you will have to explain to me someday ;)”, think I finished eating?
Looking at my Twitter timeline, and this is the thing I hate the most, Twitterlive.net had re-posted 9 blog post’s with a 2 minute interval, the oldest dated back to the 12th of January. Two words – NOT COOL! Or in Twitterish #fail!
Now the idea is OK, and Twitterlive.net might also provide a tool to monitor the click rate on your blog posts, so I am going to give it a second chance!
But honestly – guys at Twitterlive.net, fix that little beginners problem, not a good start if you want a long friendship with your users.
The author, Jonas Klit Nielsen is co-founder and Managing Partner of Mindjumpers, a Copenhagen based social media agency. Jonas works with various companies developing strategies for implementing and creating value through the use of social media. As a blogger it’s his aim to share the strategic insights and thoughts, generated through his agency’s work. You can connect with Jonas on Twitter here.
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