With the new Facebook home page design, the visibility of all my updates is making other people aware that I import my Google Reader, Delicious, and other activity into Facebook. It is one of my most frequent questions asked in the messages I get on Facebook. For this reason I thought I’d share how I do it. Believe it or not, no app install is required for this – it’s built right into Facebook.
First of all, the services you can import into your Facebook wall feed:
- Google Reader
- Blog/RSS – you may choose one blog to import (in addition to any note imports)
Start by choosing which of those you belong to and use, and which you would like to share with your friends. Now to set it up.
Set up is easy. Click on the “Profile” link in the top nav bar. Then, under the “Write Something” publisher box, on the right, there is a “Settings” link. Click on that, and you’ll now see a list of sites you can import. In the list of sites, just click on the one you want to import, and follow the instructions. Click “import”, and you’re done! If you ever want to edit or remove your settings, just click on any of the services and you can change any of the settings you want.
Importing the other sites you frequent can be a great, viral way to initiate discussion amongst your friends and family. It can also be a great way to bring more exposure to your brand or business if the articles and links on the sites you share belong to your business, and others can always re-share on their profiles, so it is viral as well. So there you have it – you too can import these sites into your own profile.