My social network

Because someone asked me about it today, I present the core of my social network and how it operates (click on the image for a larger version):

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Each arrow on the diagram represents an automatic forwarding of information from one part of my social network to another. The explanations below are keyed to the numbers:

  1. Posts to my blog (what you are reading) are automatically relayed to my LiveJournal blog via the LiveJournal Crossposter plugin for WordPress.
  2. Posts to this blog are also automatically relayed to my Twitter feed via Twitter Tools for WordPress.
  3. Posts to this blog are also automatically relayed to my Facebook wall via Wordbooker for WordPress.
  4. All posts to my Twitter feed are automatically relayed to my Facebook wall. This is configured through the Twitter website. This also explains why you sometimes see things (like blog post announcements) twice on my Facebook wall.
  5. Updates to my Goodreads author page are automatically relayed to Twitter.
  6. Updates to Goodreads are automatically relayed to Facebook.
  7. Updates to FourSquare are automatically relayed to Twitter.
  8. On occasion, notes that I make on my Kindle are relayed to Twitter.
  9. Twitter posts are relayed to my Google Buzz

There are a few minor ones that I left off here and maybe I’ll add them in the future. For instance:

  • All my blog posts are relayed via RSS to my Goodreads author page
  • All my blog posts and tweets are relayed to my LinkedIn profile

The best part about all of this is I only have to update one place (often just my blog or twitter) and the updates propagate throughout my social network.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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