FYI: There's already an app that posts Tweets to Facebook.

-John


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:02 AM, Jonathan Strauss <
jonat...@snowballfactory.com> wrote:

> Heh :-) The app we're building, TweetPo.st, is designed to post the
> user's tweets to Facebook. So, the call-to-action I proposed would be
> specific to our app: i.e. if TweetPo.st users were not seeing the
> expected behavior from the app.
>
> But, we have decided to do basically what you suggest to start.
> However, this will not help us if a user starts out in the clear and
> is then subsequently quality filtered for whatever reason. But,
> hopefully that's a real edge-case.
>
> Thanks again!
> -jonathan
>
> On Feb 24, 11:52 am, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > I don't know if you could detect this via Facebook updates. You could,
> > perhaps, start following them on the stream and poll their timelines in
> > parallel until you determine that their tweets are flowing -- then turn
> off
> > the polling.
> >
> > -John
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Jonathan Strauss <
> >
> >
> >
> > jonat...@snowballfactory.com> wrote:
> > > On Feb 23, 11:45 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > As far as programmatic detection, there are significant policy issues
> in
> > > > play around filtered users. Getting this feature shipped is the real
> > > > solution.
> >
> > > Thanks for the quick response John! We suspected that shipping this
> > > feature was the right solution, and it's good to know it's at the top
> > > of the list. However, we know first-hand how big a time sink
> > > scalability can be, so we won't hold our breath on seeing it too
> > > soon ;-)
> >
> > > In the meantime, we may be able to do a workaround using user input
> > > (i.e. "Click here if your tweets aren't showing up on Facebook").
> > > We're already doing direct polling for protected updates, so it would
> > > just be a matter of detecting the quality filtered public updates and
> > > flipping the direct polling bit on our side.
> >
> > > Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing this feature when you're
> > > able to get to it.
> >
> > > -jonathan
> >
> > > =====
> > > Jonathan Strauss, Co-Founder
> > >http://snowballfactory.com
> >
> > > Campaign tracking for social media -http://awe.sm
> > > A smarter way to update Facebook from Twitter -http://tweetpo.st
> > > Sharecount button for Facebook -http://www.fbshare.me
>

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