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Post to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ all at the same time

If you’re like me when you post to Twitter or Facebook or Google+ you often want your post to cascade from one service to the next.  Of course none of the services have a vested interested in helping you do this easily so now you’ve got to work your way there.  I discovered this service call If This Then That – – a pretty straight forward rules concept and one that already has a bunch of pre-defined rule sets which they call recipes.

So you can imagine a scenario that goes like this:

“If I post a public post to Google+ Then post the contents of that post to a Facebook status update”


“If I post a Facebook status update Then create a new tweet”

I created both these rules so I could start with Google+ and cascade a post down through twitter.

So how to get this done?  Read on…

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Just for fun: Sci-Fi Bracket Battle

So I don’t often write about work related things, and this is pseudo work related only.  For those of you in the US you know that March is basketball month, but let’s face it, not everyone loves basketball (I hear the Hoosiers saying they’re confused) – so SolarWinds is holding the ultimate Sci-Fi Bracket Battle.  What is it?  Well it’s all those sci-fi match-ups you wish you could see play out.  Would Kirk win vs Picard?  Does Vader beat Neo?  The folks at SolarWinds have made it so that the community picks the winners of each match up.  So if this is your cup of tea, head on over to the SolarWinds community and vote for your favorites.