Sending messages to Twitter from Skype - and the challenge of knowing where to post some things as worlds collide
Some of you reading this may be interested in the article on my Disruptive Conversations blog about a new service that lets you update Twitter from within Skype.
The article itself is an example of the challenge I'm increasingly finding with some things falling into the "grey area" between my two main blogs. This blog covers telephony, VoIP, etc., while Disruptive Conversations covers the "social media" of blogs, podcasts, etc. The lines are pretty clear in some cases.
But the challenge is that the lines continue to blur.... communication that used to take place by phone is moving increasingly online and very often to "social networking sites" like Facebook, Twitter and friends... which I have primarily been discussing over on DisCon. Yet in the case of this post I just made, the integration was with Skype, a tool I normally discuss over here on Disruptive Telephony. I wound up posting it over there... but I just as easily could have posted it here.
I've toyed with cross-posting some articles into both places. It would be trivial to do since I use Windows Live Writer now for all my blogging. The act of cross-posting is as simple as switching the weblog menu to a different weblog, updating the categories for the new blog and hitting "Publish". But I've avoided that for a while primarily just to have one place for an article to live. Am I being too much of a purist? The blogs are designed with two different audiences in mind. There may not be as much cross-over. Or should I post in one and put a quick link like I did here in the other?