Thursday, February 19, 2009

Update Twitter with Flickr photostream via Twitterfeed

Wondering how to update twitter with flickr status? Here's the steps:
  1. Set up an account with Twitterfeed
  2. Find out your flickr photostream's RSS feed. Go to your photostream (as an example, here's my photostream and look for the "Subscribe to ____'s photostream" text on the page. Obviously, fill in the blank with your own flickr name.
  3. Copy the RSS link by right clicking (or control clicking) on the link by the rss icon. Note that the link should end with "&format=rss_200."
  4. Go back to Twitterfeed, and click the link to "Create New Feed." Fill out the easy form, and you're set.
Some further advice: don't irritate your twitter friends by blasting out 5 updates at a time via twitterfeed: that's the default option but I don't like it. Their interface shows: Post up to new updates each time by default, I change that to 1 for my feeds. If you want to be chattier on twitter, then change the update frequency to more frequent intervals.

Yes, this works for any service which is rss-able, even Facebook.

Thanks @CharityHisle for the inspiration to write these instructions up.

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