LinkedIn is so out in the cold when it comes to linking to other social networking applications that I have been struggling to find anything that will update my status in LinkedIn. At last I have discovered Ping.fmWith one entry it can update all your sites or just those set for status, microblog or blog updates. I have set Twitter and LinkedIn as status updates so that I can post a status entry in Ping.fm and it will update Twitter and LinkedIn. Then of course Twitter updates the rest.
My WordPress blog already shows my Twitter feed but I wanted new blog posts to automatically create a Twitter entry. So I have now set up Twitterfeedto create a Twitter entry by taking the title of my new blog entry and the link to the blog entry. It needs to use Feedburner to access my blog and it can create a short URL using TinyURLOnce set up, it does all this automatically.
The explosion of social networking spaces on the internet has been exciting but also confusing. The beauty of what is happening now is that many ‘space’ providers have recognised they are not going to provide everything and have everybody join them and have made it possible for developers to create the joins. Now many of your spaces can be linked together.
Having joined a number of spaces I have now tried to work out how they link together, how they ‘feed’ one another. I have produced a daigram which shows all my spaces and the links between them. My Rummble can update my Twitter and include my location. My Twitter updates both ecademy and Facebook. I can create a blog entry containing a phograph or video with Flickr and post it to my Blog in WordPress which then sends the blog to ecademy and Facebook. The diagram does show that WordPress creates a Twitter every time I publish a blog, but I haven’t set this up. I can view my Flickr content from within Facebook and Rummble. I can show my Google Reader Shares in my blog. All the spaces in the big box update my FriendFeed.
The other great development is having versions of these spaces in PDA (small screen) format. I can run all the spaces in green boxes on my windows mobile phone. Rummble uses Google Gears on my mobile to link to my embedded GPS to capture my location. Twibble also uses my embedded GPS to capture my location.
This is just the start, no doubt, of even more interlinking. It does show though how isolated LinkedIn has become.