Friday, June 15, 2012

Twitter and Facebook Integration, Google Left Out In the Deal

Twitter has adopted rich media experience for the users that post Facebook status via the micro blogging website. The Facebook status updates would now include the links for hashtags and usernames. Further confirmed by the organization, a spokesperson, Robert Weeks, said that the social networking site has fixed a number of issues with integrated features that includes the support for the business pages, images etc. The issues regarding the posting to the Facebook page and some newer features have also been implemented. The integration now includes rich media experiences, which relate to first photo, @mention, URL, or #hashtag in the cross-posted Tweet.

An online social networking and micro blogging site, in Twitter, the user can send up to 140 characters of text based post. Created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, the service gained rapid popularity generating 340 million tweets daily. At present, there are more than 140 million active users.

Another popular social networking service, the website owned by Facebook, Inc. was launched in February 2004. May 2012 reported over 900 million active users, of which almost half of them use the platform from their mobile devices. The website can be used to create profiles, business pages or platforms to communicate with the people who have the same ideal and predilection. The name stemmed from the colloquial name that the universities gave to the students at the start of the academic year. The administrators did this to help them know each other better.
Founders Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Eduardo Saverin, and Dustin Moskovitz enabled this membership to only students of Harvard. Gradually expanding to other colleges in the Boston area, Facebook soon became the most used social networking website.

Twitter’s integration of certain enhancements with Facebook came in last month. Those who were already linked Twitter and Facebook accounts, is going to be benefitted from the integration of the new features. However, to do so, they need to view their Twitter profile page, disconnect and reconnect their accounts. Although, it may sound a tad inconvenient, it is well worth the effort.
The integration has been impressive. Whenever we tweet with a photo, the equivalent Facebook status would include a thumbnail and a link to view the full photo and other images of the user on Twitter. It is inconvenient for people who tweet often and cover topics that the majority of the friends may be interested in; however, some may not find it likeable. The tweets would now appear on the Facebook page find them as huge potential for their business. Managing the content together for both the social media platforms has certainly made the update a welcome choice. The change would also bring the Facebook 900 million users over to the micro-blogging platform, which would generate increased visibility for Twitter.

Google was left out of this integration and Larry Page voiced his disappointment in the social network opening its doors for the Google+ and other Google services. The Google API needs services to respond to the data share and Facebook does not. However, this disconnect between two of the most influential websites led to its differential opinions.
Google+ don’t have the ability to feed posts out to Facebook. While Facebook information sharing is a one-way street, (that information can flow in but no data can flow out) Google has adapted to services that allows data to flow back and forth. Google can take out data whenever needed and place it in the required place.
Google, Twitter or Facebook form the integral part of search engine optimization. Any change is quickly adopted by any Search engine optimization consultant and applied accordingly.

Author Bio: For any Search engine optimization consultant, social media networking presents a superlative platform that would generate awareness and a web identity. Aditi Biswas, an avid blogger believes that the integration has enhanced the user experience.

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