How Do I Import Google Reader, Delicious, and Other Services Into Facebook?

List of sitesWith 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.

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First of all, the services you can import into your Facebook wall feed:

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

picture-3Set 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.

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15 thoughts on “How Do I Import Google Reader, Delicious, and Other Services Into Facebook?

  1. I really appreciate this, Jesse

    With the recent changes FaceBook will become a integral part of my overall strategy. Pages becoming indexable is a big deal to me !!!

    Being able to pass content across the page is obviously an important function.

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  2. This would be a good feature on Facebook if they allowed for more imports but I suppose Facebook Connect allows the ability to import activity. Take BrightKite for example which I use to import my location to Facebook using Facebook Connect 🙂

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  3. Hands down, Apple's app store wins by a mile. It's a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I'm not sure I'd want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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  4. Hands down, Apple's app store wins by a mile. It's a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I'm not sure I'd want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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