One of the best things about Twitter is that, with a little tweaking, it allows you to easily update Facebook without going through the hassle of logging into Facebook and dealing with all the distractions. A week or two ago, however, I realized that the connection between Twitter and Facebook no longer seemed to be working.
Here’s how I was able to fix it.
- Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/
- Uncheck the boxes.
- Send a tweet without the boxes checked, it won’t go to Facebook.
- Check the boxes to have Twitter update your Facebook status, the status of a page, or both.
- Send another tweet and it should work – it did for me.
Note that if you’ve told Facebook to force https connections, you’ll have to turn them off in order to reconnect this application – it’ll prompt you to do so during the process. Don’t forget to turn https 0n once you’re done, else you’ll be Firesheep fodder. Here’s how.
- In Facebook, click the Account menu at the top right.
- Curse the idiots at Facebook who designed a drop-down menu into a website.
- Click Account Settings
- In the Account Security section, check the box labeled “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible”
Note while you’re there that Facebook lists the computers that are authenticated to your account and, like Google, allows you to disconnect any you don’t recognize.
If you haven’t connected your Twitter account to Facebook yet, the instructions here should be a good start. Hit the comments if you have questions or comments about the procedure.