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A couple of months ago, someone to whom I'm connected on Facebook mentioned that I over ran their home page with Twitter updates the last time I was at a conference.
I tend to take conference notes on Twitter. When I had Twitter feed Facebook updates, my status was being updated every couple of minutes. It had never occurred to me that I was monopolizing my friends' Facebook home pages!
When I started to look for a way to selectively update Facebook, but still use Twitter the way I wanted to use it, I consulted several of my Twitter connections.
Most of them weren't aware of a solution.
What really surprised me was that they also said not to worry about it.
I learned two things from this:
- Experimentation with new things often has unintended consequences. They may be good or bad, but we should be looking for them.
- If we're not careful our advocacy of a product, feature, platform (fill in the blank) will actually turn people off, rather than stimulate their interest. Ignoring feedback is never a good idea.
If you're having the same issue I was with updates, there is an application that enables selective Twitter updates to Facebook. I started using it during Web 2.0 Expo and it works perfectly for me.
PS Someone else (not the source of the original feedback) recently thanked me for updating Facebook more judiciously.