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5 Ways to Automate Your Facebook Experience

by Jason Unger, Founder

Photo by Austin Distel via Unsplash

Automating your life is easier than you think.

My finances are on autopilot — and it’s been the best thing ever. Not only does it save you boatloads of time, but it’s actually pretty comforting.

So how do you automate the biggest time waster in your life — Facebook? It’s easier than you think.

Here are 5 ways to automate your Facebook experience.

Import Blog Posts as Notes

Every one of your blog posts can automatically be imported into your profile — easily. In Facebook:

  • Click on “Notes” on your left-hand Applications navigation.
  • On the right-hand nav, click on “Import a blog” under Notes Settings
  • Enter your blog URL, check off box, and click “Start Importing”
  • Verify your RSS feed is appearing correctly, and “Confirm Import”

Ta-da! Your blog posts are now automatically being imported into Facebook.

Subscribe to Friend Updates via RSS

Facebook used to allow you to subscribe to your News Feed via RSS natively, but shut down the service over privacy concerns.

However, an app emerged to take its place: RSS News Feed Reader.

Subscribe to the feed in your favorite RSS reader (I recommend Firefox’s Live Bookmarks, since there isn’t anything more to read than the one-line status).

Sync Your Twitter and Status

Why update your Facebook status if you’re using Twitter to do essentially the same thing?

The official Twitter app automatically posts your latest Tweets as your status.

Add Flickr, Digg, del.icio.us to Your News Feed

Don’t waste your time uploading your pictures, bookmarks and more to a specific service and to Facebook — automatically import them into your feed.

On your profile page, under the “What’s on your mind” box, click “Settings.” This will allow you to import items from

  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • Yelp

Share Stories with Shareaholic

Instead of heading to Facebook to post links or stories on your profile, use Shareaholic.

The Firefox plugin lets you share any Web page on Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Mixx and more without leaving the actual page.

What did I miss? How are you automating your Facebook experience?

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About Jason Unger

Jason Unger is the Founder of Digital Ink. He built his first website on Geocities, and hasn't looked back since. Digital Ink tells stories for forward-thinking businesses, mission-driven organizations, and marketing and technology agencies in need of a creative and digital partner.

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