Originally shared by Johnathan Chung
Posting to Multiple Social Networks
Jessi June mentioned in her “Wired Wednesday” post (http://goo.gl/DJjf5) something that many of us have experienced: we’re on so many different social networks, but have so little time to manage them all!
So what do you do?
1. You could consolidate your efforts into a few social networks, but sometimes that isn’t possible (e.g., you need to maintain different fan bases or increase the scope of your audience).
2. You could use Google+ and ping.fm. The latter covers 32 other social services (G+ not supported yet). Seesmic (https://seesmic.com/) is another option that manages FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts all in one place. Alternatively, HootSuite (http://hootsuite.com/) and TweetDeck (http://www.tweetdeck.com/) combine Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, MySpace, Foursquare, and others. Seesmic, HootSuite, and TweetDeck all work with mobile phones, too. With PlusBounce (http://plusbounce.com/) you can choose which updates go to your Twitter, FB, or LinkedIn contacts automatically.
3. You could use “If this then that” (http://ifttt.com/wtf), which is very versatile and performs actions for specific tasks based on certain conditions (called “triggers”). You can setup “channels” to specify triggers and actions for G+, FB, Twitter–the possibilities are virtually endless.
4. You could install Chrome extensions in your internet browser that let you specifically post to and from Google+ to a limited number of other mainstream social networks (see below).
Keep in mind that using 3rd-party services means they may become outdated and lose functionality at any time, and you have to trust them with your passwords to other sites.
I have not tried all of the extensions listed below and cannot vouch for their reliability, safety, or usability. However, if you have used any of these extensions before, have a favorite one in mind, or find that any of these no longer work, please let everyone know in the comments below.
Cross-posting the same identical content to multiple social networks is not ideal, especially if your target audience varies between each one. That being said, I’m not one to dictate your social media experience, so do whatever works best for you. If anything, it can help prevent you from having to repeatedly navigate to and sign into multiple websites.
Extensions that post both to and from Google+
Publish Sync (http://goo.gl/UxC2Q) supports multi-directional posting between G+, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plurk, and others.
G++ (http://goo.gl/WYG42) provides FB and Twitter feeds in your G+ Stream; allows you to like, comment, and post to FB; Tweet and re-tweet from G+.
Extensions that post one-way from Google+ to other networks
Extended Share for Google+ (http://goo.gl/dHLHZ) can post to FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Posterous, Reddit, Ping.fm, Digg, Blogger, and more!
Share+ Social Buttons for Google+ (http://goo.gl/rHpgo) can post to FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Blogger, and more.
Syyncc (http://my.syyn.cc) allows you to post in G+ and have that post copy to FB and WordPress. Comments are also copied to those other networks.
Start Google Plus (http://sgplus.me/) pulls FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, and RSS feeds into your G+ Stream and automatically copies posts in G+ to FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Gooce+ (http://goo.gl/BN3Lr) provides a separate menu button in G+ to import your FB feed and allows you to post to FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
GPlusLabs (https://gpluslabs.appspot.com/) lets you post to FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn by posting to unique email addresses associated with specific circles in G+.
Facebook for Google+ (http://goo.gl/2NtSK) pulls your FB feed into G+; allows you to like, comment, and update FB statuses within G+.
Google+ to Twitter only
Google+Tweet (http://goo.gl/e9cBN) is a full Twitter client for G+
G+ Twitter for Google Plus (http://goo.gl/NP6hG) allows you to tweet from G+ with auto-shortening link support; share friend’s G+ posts to Twitter; view conversations; track keywords/tags; follow/unfollow people via hovercard button.
Manage Flitter (http://manageflitter.com/plus) automatically shares G+ posts to Twitter
PlusTo (http://plusto.net/) automatically sends posts with specially designated hashtags to Twitter.
Related: A list of other Google+ Chrome extensions can be found here: http://goo.gl/1FyBK