Post to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter In One Shot

Startups look to combine social network feeds
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 8:15 PM CDT
Joseph Weizenbaum, Professor of Computer Science, center, argues with Reid Hoffman, Chairman and President, LinkedIn Corporation, USA, right, and French moderator Loic Le Meur, from Seesmic, USA.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Several new services join personal Internet feeds into a single space, meaning you don’t have to re-post the same new information to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The CEO of Seesmic, a video-conversation service, says it’s frustrating to pick through 10 different social networks—and his company has just bought Twhirl, which allows users to post on three different feeds at once, Technology Review reports.

Another new company founded by former Googlers collects all the data a person creates on the web; FriendFeed users need only subscribe to a single source. One key to combining multiple feeds is the programming standard XMPP, an open platform that eases software development and communication.