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  • http://www.facebook.com/carolelynnesanek Carole Sanek

    I love Twitterfeed in fact I have you on it – I think you were the 2nd person I put on :-) and you are right it is a great tool.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment Soren. You see it differently to me and that is great. I see Twitter as a stream and a tool for content discovery, engagement, networking and many other things. It works on many levels.

    • http://blog.writethat.name/ Brad Patterson @ Kwaga

      Social media automation will always be a touchy subject. I use twitterfeed but only for blog content that I know is 99% of the time highly valuable for both myself and for my followers.

      Everything in moderation ;-)

      • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

        I agree with you Brad on the use for bloggers that you trust. That is exactly how i use it.

        • Sören Nilsson

          You post 50 to 150 tweets per day. Over 128.000(!) in total. CNN is a media company and has 30.000 tweets. You are doing questionable news aggregation not beneficial sharing. I have subscribed to your blog, I bought your book. You could say I’m a fan. However your twitter account is a no-go. It’s no trusted source for me because you tweet “everything”. I had to unfollow.

      • http://www.facebook.com/carolelynnesanek Carole Sanek

        this is what I use it for

      • susan cingari

        is there something else to use to curate content I am kind of new to all this stuff

  • http://www.danieljohnyoung.com/ Daniel Young

    There’s a word for this and that word is SPAM.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Sorry Daniel I have to disagree. Spam adds no value and is about selling. Also Twitter is not an inbox it is a stream

      • Aron

        Maybe ‘Twitter Pollution’ is the right phrase then. I used to use this to pull content from blogs and sites I was interested in. The problem was that as there would be five post per day, and not always good content, I had no interaction from it. And worse still it made me lazy as I didn’t bother to tweet my own thoughts and content.
        I will say that one good thing in twitter feeds favour is that it is useful if your organisation does not have time or fully understand twitter. Have a look at @HighamHistory to see what I mean.

        • http://www.SocialAna.com/ Ana Lucia Novak

          then you would enjoy using Dlvr.it. You can set it to post only 1 blog per day or 3 blogs per day. and select appropriate channels to feed the content into. add hashtags and also use the scheduler feature so that all automated blogs will go out when you want them to.

      • http://www.facebook.com/carolelynnesanek Carole Sanek

        I agree with you, Jeff, putting your blog in my twitter feed shares what I believe is great information. I only put people whose blogs I believe will help my folowers and myself in my feed. Thanks for this post.

      • http://www.SocialAna.com/ Ana Lucia Novak

        I agree with you Jeff. Some automation is okay, it is not a set it up and leave it situation. It’s about making sure our communities are “fed” daily with great content, and frees us up to engage and add more value by being available real time in tweetchats, G+ hangouts or communities, and other places on line.

    • http://publicate.it/ Chris Bradley

      Also agree on this one, setting up an auto feed into your twitter account is firstly assuming all your followers also want to subscribe to that blog, but more importantly disconnects you from the whole point of social media which is conversation and sharing things that you find valuable. Not reading before sharing is just adding to the noise that is becoming the internet…

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  • http://twitter.com/jenillustre jennifer illustre

    I’ll start with you. Thanks for the tip.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for that tip Ian. I have also found out about another paltform https://ifttt.com/wtf (don’t ask me to pronounce it or I may something a little rude!

    • http://www.razorsocial.com/ Ian Cleary

      Thanks Jeff. Certainly if you try to pronounce this after a few tinnies it will sound rude! Ian

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  • http://www.dittymac.blogspot.com/ Virginia Llorca

    Maybe there are people in my blogroll that don’t want it tweeted. I tweet others if it seems relevant. Few tweet mine. Now there is something I’d like to get into.

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  • http://twitter.com/9Dot_Strategies 9Dotstrategies

    Aside from this twitter tool I also use triberr and hootsuite. This additional tools can help your twitter promotion because it saves time and effort. FYI (Hootsuite can post from G+ page) :D

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  • Muriel Philippi

    Nowadays, everyone is emphaszing how important relevant and authentic content is. I guess, I would have expected from someone who believes to have the key to create a large following through social media, to also believe in this. For a personal Twitter profile, this sort of content creation seems not the right strategy.
    But if for example, it would be a Twitter account like @jeffbullas:disqus then twitter followers would expect a stream of news, related to the industry etc. From a personal profile you expect personal thoughts on subject of social media. If it is just automated content how is that valuable content for your audience?

  • http://www.ads-marketing.co.uk/ Adam@ADS Marketing

    This is a great post. I have been using TwitterFeed.com for a couple of years, but I had never used the advance section before. very useful insight Jeff. Thanks! P.S – I have added your feed to my social media channels as I like your posts and feel they will benefit my connections and followers.

  • Konrad W Gorak

    Most marketers use Twitter and other social media channels as a distribution channels. This way automation has nothing to do with engagement. And even though I am extremely busy running Digital Marketing Agency in Europe I have to find time to prepare posts on my own. This is important. And yes sometimes I spend 16 hours a day working, but it’s worth it. Let’s be honest, Jay Baer, Chris Brogan don’t produce great content every time they post.

  • http://www.memyselfandmike.com/ Mike Jones

    I think this could be useful for anyone wanting to develop their Twitter without putting in too much effort, but I agree to build a quality account there should be some effort into selecting only content definately worth sharing. I follow some awesome bloggers but even the best post some crap sometimes and I wouldnt want to inflict it on my followers needlesly.

    Perhaps I could use it like a twitter vacation autoresponder though… Better than going quiet while im sunning myself!

    Cheers jeff

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  • http://technosanct.com/ Prashanth K

    I believe a lot depends on how much you blog/have conversations with your users.

    For e.g. if I set up JeffBullas.com on my twitter feed, I will run the risk of submerging my own posts into oblivion!

    Automating stuff like this increases the noise to new levels.

  • KishankumarBWB

    Awesome post @jeffbullas