Linking Facebook to Twitter – should we?

JD Twitter buttonI’ve linked my Facebook feeds for both Charlie Moo’s and JoanneDewberry.co.uk to the single twitter feed @CharlieMoos and I also suggested to some of my clients too as well.

Is linking Facebook to Twitter  wrong?
According to an article on PR Daily – it can be seen as anti social?
Is it?
Well only if you aren’t logging into Twitter once a day then yes it is. But surely if you are signed up to Twitter you are at least accessing it once a day and integrating, developing relationships, using it in terms with your general marketing plan – otherwise why sign up?

#joannedewberry facebookIt’s unauthentic? The responses I receive on Twitter are very different than those on Facebook. The tone, pace and users differ and can be really great for achieving a balanced argument.  Twitter works in a real time aspect which Facebook doesn’t – meaning that if you needed a local printer that day – Twitter would be the best place to ask within minutes you can be inundated with recommendations. Facebook is much more the long game.

It looks sloppy. OK well I can kind of give them this one yes Facebook allows you to write status updates in much more than 140 characters so the reader will be encouraged to clink the link back to Facebook to read the entire content. But er … isn’t this true of say posting blog tweets – nobody can read this post on twitter without clicking the link to open the post – is this sloppy?

Are you are a Facebook to Twitter user? Or do you dislike this style of networking? For me it’s about time management and getting my message across to as many people/potential customers as I can.  If you haven’t set this up yet you can do at www.facebook.com/twitter.

Twitter to Facebook – now this doesn’t work at all! (Please do comment if you disagree!) I find that reading RT’s and out of context discussions on a Facebook page really off putting? There is no sense and I do think this looks sloppy.

So agree or disagree?  Leave me a comment below or tweet me – I love a good debate!

4 Comments

  1. February 12, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    I do Facebook linked with Twitter and find it works well. It makes me feel like I’m still playing both games. But I do try and go in Twitter on its own too, it does have a different feel to it and is useful fordifferent things as you said. I also really like the #hours on Twitter too.

    • February 13, 2014 / 3:48 pm

      #hours are so useful and I agree the feel is very different. I think there is no issue linking aslong as you are proactive on both platforms. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Chelle
    May 12, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    Depends how much time you’ve got, if you haven’t a second to spare then surely linking FB to Twitter is better than nothing. I agree its pointless Twitter to Feedback, amongst other things the reach is AWFUL!

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