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Post to Twitter and Facebook with TweetDeck

I showed you a while ago how to link your Facebook account with Twitter, so that whenever you posted something to Facebook it would automatically show up on Twitter.

However, I quickly discovered that many of my personal Facebook updates were "TMI" for my Twitter followers, and my business-related tweets were gobbly-gook to my Facebook friends. So I turned off the Facebook-Twitter integration.

Recently I discovered a better (and free) tool for handling Twitter and Facebook integration: TweetDeck

TweetDeck lets you create links to both your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and then lets you identify which service(s) your updates will be sent to. So you can post to just Twitter, or just Facebook, or you can update both Twitter and Facebook in one shot. That's the kind of control I was looking for!

How to set up Facebook and Twitter in TweetDeck:

1. Download and install a free copy of TweetDeck if you haven't done so already.

2. Click the Settings button in TweetDeck.

3. Select the Accounts tab and click "Add New Account".

4. Click the "Add Your Facebook Account" link and enter your Facebook account information.

You'll be asked to allow access to your Facebook account, and to allow TweetDeck to publish to your Facebook acount.

5. Type in your tweet like you normally would, and choose both Facebook and Twitter in the "From" section in TweetDeck.

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How to Link your Twitter account with Facebook

Twitter is a free service that lets you communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

I call it "IM for the world", because it lets you post status updates (tweets) that anyone can reply to. People can also choose to follow you, which makes your tweets show up on their Twitter page.

Facebook is another free service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life, but provides a lot more features than Twitter. You can upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people you meet.

Facebook lets you post status updates just like Twitter, and you can link Twitter with Facebook so that your Twitter tweets show up automatically in Facebook (saving you the trouble of having to update your status in 2 different places).

Here's how to link Twitter with Facebook in 5 easy steps:

1. Find the Twitter application in Facebook

Click the "Applications" link in the lower left of your Facebook homepage, and then click "Find More" in the popup menu.

You'll see a list of free applications that provide additional functionality to your Facebook account, and Twitter should be listed near the top.

If it's not listed at the top, then enter "Twitter" in the Search Applications field near the top right of your Facebook Applications page.

2. Select the Twitter application

Click the Twitter image to select the application, and then click "Go to Application".

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