As social networks grow their userbases and new networks appear, they become ever more dominant as online locations for their users. As their users spend more time on social networks and less on the general Web, it makes sense to explore ways of delivering information within the social realm, enabling both their users and themselves to easily cross-post information. One challenge with the growing social space is understanding all of the available cross-linking options. Pin a new picture on Pinterest, and it can be set to automatically tweet the pin or add it to your Facebook timeline. While Twitterfeed works for automatic posting from an RSS feed, other tools can be used to post directly to Facebook, Twitter, and other networks or even a blog. Sharing a quick link or brief update that does not need a full blog entry can work better on a microblogging platform such as Twitter or a Facebook status update.
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