Facebook platform introduces Twitter app

Further to my recent entry on Federated Status, Facebook have launched their Facebook Platform which allows applet style gadgets to be embedded into one’s Facebook page. One such widget integrates Twitter and Facebook, but sadly not to the extend I’d hoped for in my previous post. Rather, it allows you to put an extra gadget onto your page to display your Twitters (but not those of your Twitter friends) which is then visible to anybody who can see your FB profile. It only displays your last tweet, and clicking edit on the gadget brings up an error page saying they are still ironing out a few issues, so hopefully more functionality may appear.

Additionally to the gadget, the profile owner can also twitter directly from FB, and also see their Twitter friends’ tweets.

What it doesn’t appear to do is put any integration between the status I can set at the top of my FB profile and Twitter. It would be nice to have the option to set one from the other. Most probably FB -> Twitter rather than the other way around.

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  1. I was confused by this app as well. It seems like it SHOULD be able to be your ‘one stop’ status update tool, but alas, it is not!

    So far, the closest I have come is with my own homegrown twitter/facebook updater using my code (which youve mentioned previously) for updating facebook via the mobile interface using cURL.

    ALL COMMUNITY / SOCIAL BASED SERVICES WITH ANY TYPE OF ‘STATUS’ SHOULD HAVE A UNIVERSAL STATUS PROTOCOL. FederatedStatus!

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