Someone asked me that very question this morning and I’m glad he did. It got me thinking about how to convey the way I share information, blog posts, and content that I read and find helpful and useful.
As you can see from the screen shot above, getting started is as easy as 1-2-3.
I first learned about TwitterFeed from Aaron Lee on his blog, after he graciously agreed to be interviewed for this blog. His blog post, How To Win Friends and Automate People using Twitterfeed, features a very good step-by-step guide. I’ll provide a shortened version below.
What I like about TwitterFeed is that it is like the reverse of Google Reader. I use Reader to bring in and aggregate all the RSS feeds from blogs I read, enjoy, and find useful or helpful. TwitterFeed is like the opposite of that. I can use TwitterFeed to send out RSS feeds of many blogs that I read and find helpful or useful so that I don’t have to try and tweet each individual post. It saves me a lot of time!
Setting up an account is simple or you can sign in with OpenID if you have one. Once signed in, you can simply click on “Create a New Feed” which will take you to Step 1 and allow you to paste or type in the URL for the feed you want to share. Give the feed a name and click “test rss feed” to make sure it is working. Click on “Advanced Settings” to further configure the feed to your liking.
Once you are finished, click continue at the bottom of the page, which will take you to Step 2. Choose the service(s) you want to use to share the content/feed. For example, I chose Twitter in the screen shot below. Click “Create Service” at the bottom of the page, which takes you to Step 3.
Step 3 is a confirmation page. If you agree that the feed is setup the way you want, simply click “All Done!” at the bottom of this page. That’s it!
Now that you have setup the feed, TwitterFeed will automatically update your Twitter account periodically with new posts from that feed.