Wednesday February 10, 2010 10:29

How to move Google Buzz to Twitter automatically?

Posted by Channy Yun

Before reading! There is no need to move Buzz to Twitter. After activating Buzz in Gmail, it seems almost a clone of FriendFeed. Google designed Buzz as an integrator of social streams. I guess you add just one stream FriendFeed to Buzz.

Today Google released Google Buzz, the Gmail based social messaging service. I think it’s quite fun and smart application and useful to share information within Gmail. But, how to move messages of Google Buzz in public to Twitter automatically?

There is a solution by Google Buzz APIs. It offered a feed for syndication, but the message was included in content area. So I made new RSS feed using a Yahoo! Pipes to transfer them to FriendFeed or Twitter. If you wan to do and have Google profile, the account of FriendFeed and Twitter, you can do this by as following steps.

1. Make a your new feed
You can go my pipe of Google Buzz Stream and input your Google account of your Buzz. If you click “Get as RSS”, you may get new RSS feed as a format of http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=d72af57d3ed302585a00bd9b67e850d6&_render=rss&id=googleid.

2. Add Custom RSS into FriendFeed
You can add Buzz messages to your FriendFeed stream by setting Custom RSS in services preference. If you do that, you can see Buzz messages in your FriendFeed.

3. Add Twitter publishing in FriendFeed
If you want to Buzz messages to publish into Twitter, you can add CustomRSS of Buzz in Advanced Twitter Settings.

Of course, Google Buzz is not limited in 140 characters, but you can show your status from Google to Twitter easily using open standards technology. Enjoy Google Buzz!

7 Responses to How to move Google Buzz to Twitter automatically?

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Dan

February 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

Great, timely post. I haven’t even though of using Pipes for a while. Nice use of it.

However, I don’t think I want Buzz sent to Twitter. I think it would be more useful to send Twitter to Buzz (like I send Twitter to Facebook). I see Buzz as similar to FB status updates. They are reserved for friends. Whereas Twitter is public.

Good to see you posting.
Dan

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Channy Yun

February 10th, 2010 at 10:47 am

Dan. Thanks. In future, it will be possible because Google’s writing API will be soon too.

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Christopher Carr

February 16th, 2010 at 9:24 am

“I guess you add just one stream FriendFeed to Buzz.”

Not necessarily, because FriendFeed posts look terrible in Buzz, and some people would prefer to post to Buzz and go Buzz –> FF –> Twitter, FB.

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John Lee Blackwell

February 20th, 2010 at 8:37 am

All this bouncing of status updates from one place to another is a total farce isn’t it really!

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Christopher Carr

February 25th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

John Lee Blackwell:

They’re not just “status updates,” they’re links, videos, and so forth. Very few FB friends follow me on Twitter and Buzz, and very few Twitter followers also follow me on Buzz. So no, it isn’t a “farce,” really.

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Sarimin

March 11th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

thanks so much for posting this!! I’ve been dying to figure this out. Buzz is great but not for me!

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Ken Santos

March 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Twitter is really a good way in keeping yourself updated with the day to day activities of your friends and families members. I update my Twitter and personal blog daily.

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