Easy way to synch who you follow on Twitter and Friendfeed

I’ve been on Friendfeed for a while and have to admit to now using it all that much. I think much of that has to do with the hassle of finding the accounts of the couple of all the people I’m following on Twitter.

Well that may change soon as courtesy of Eric over at InternetDuctTape there now exists a program called “Twitter 2 Friend Feed Importer” which will plough through al the people you follow on Twitter and add then to your friendfeed account using Googles Social Graph API.

Twitter-2-Friend-Feed

It keeps track of who it has added over time. If you unsubscribe from someone using the web interface, they won’t be added again next time you run.

It uses Google’s Social Graph API to try and find connections between accounts on Twitter and Friend Feed (since Friend Feed doesn’t provide a good autodiscovery mechanism). You can play with the Social Graph API here. Unfortunately, this can be hit or miss. It works great on some people, but not so well with others.

It comes down to whether or not the person has been setting up XFN and FOAF links between their services. It shows a big failure in the social graph API. People who have claimed their accounts using Technorati, Claim ID or MyBlogLog are easily linked — others, not so much.

The program itself is still very basic (has no GUI) and as Eric admits, it’s a bit hit and miss but did successfully manage to locate a few of the people I’ve been following on Twitter and had failed (due to boredom and the monotony of searching for usernames) to locate.

Thanks Eric!

Comments

  1. says

    Seems that the glitch occurs with people who are following a low of people or maybe it’s who has a lot of followers. Either way, when it’s ready for prime time I’ll definitely consider using it.

  2. says

    It’s not so much a glitch as it is a problem with the Google Social Graph API and people having different usernames that aren’t associated with each other because of lack of descent XFN or FOAF relationships between the usernames..