Yesterday while waiting at the Cancun airport with Aaron, Henry, Mirasol, Nedjo, Owen and Justine, a few of us got to talking about FriendFeed, Twitter and del.icio.us.
Aaron and I are avid del.icio.us users, tagging all sorts of interesting sites. And we follow numerous lists and feeds thus pulling together some great information and redistributing it through the company.
Aaron asked me why I used Twurl (aka Tweetburner) with Twitter. I explained that it allowed me to easily post interesting links directly to Twitter, but that I had recently figured out another hack that integrates my tagging workflow to include posting to Twitter.
- Tagging bookmarks on del.icio.us with “tweet”
- Pull the RSS feed of your bookmarks tagged “tweet”
- Set up a Tweetburner account
- Add the del.icio.us feed to tweetburner and have it post to your twitter account.
So now if I want to bookmark something and share it on twitter, I need only tag it with “tweet”. I still use Twurl for things that I don’t want to bookmark but do want to share.