A Single Status Update for All Your Social Networks

A Single Status Update for All Your Social Networks

Jesse Leikin
Jul 26, 2011

Now that Google+ has opened up to more and more people, its likely that your once tight social graph is beginning to disperse itself among a variety of different networks. Instead of posting a status update to one network, wouldn't it be nice if all your friends would just get one the same network so you could post once and be done? Well we can't help with the variety of social networks, but we can help by showing you how to send your status updates to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ all at the same time.

There are quite a few ways to accomplish this task. Unfortunately what we previously considered to be the best solution (Agent G) has been temporarily banned by Google for not using a real name. While we hope that this is fixed soon, our next best alternative is the Extended Share extension for Chrome.

The reason we like this better than other work arounds is because many simply don't work great due to character restrictions. For example, one that we tested using Facebook email had a 50 character restriction due to the differences in how Google and Facebook handle posts.

Extended Share for Google Plus is able to avoid these restrictions by using a direct API rather than a work around. The one downside is that currently it is only available as an extension for the Chrome web browser. This means if you are a diehard Firefox, IE, or Safari user then you are out of luck for the time being.

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