I used to mark articles in delicous to be automatically sent to my Twitter feed via Twitterfeed. Now, I am able to mark articles from anywhere with my iPhone and have them sent automatically to my Twitter feed using Google Reader. This method requires both a Google account on Google reader, and an account on Twitterfeed (both are free).
- In Google Reader, in the upper right, click on Settings
- Click on the Folders and Tags tab.
- Click on the checkbox next to “Your shared items”
- Go up to the box that says “change sharing…” and select Public.
- Click on View public page (it’ll be empty right now).
- Now go back to the feed in Google Reader. At the bottom of any post you want to share, click “share”.
- If you refresh the public page, you’ll see your items show up.
- On the right side of the public page, you’ll see an item that says Atom feed. Click on it (it’ll probably show a bunch of code stuff.) This is the feed to the items you want to share. Copy the URL at the top of the window
- Goto twitterfeed.com and sign up for their free service.
- Login to the service. Click “my feeds”
- Click “Create new feed”
- Enter the username and password for your twitter account (you can then test to see if it’s working)
- Paste the URL of the Google Reader public page where it says “RSS feed URL”
- Feel free to mess with the other options, but they should be fine if you want to leave them, so click “Create”.
Twitterfeed will automatically check what you’ve marked as “Share” in Google Reader every hour (or whatever you set as the frequency) and then send it to your twitter feed for you.
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