The other day I noted the impending death of Google Reader. Having started to survey the alternatives, I feel much better about the transition. But I did not fail to note a different implication -- that RSS has never really caught on as a syndication vehicle -- twitter and Facebook and I suppose Google circles are more popular.
Well, I am happy to to adopt technology where it makes sense. I loath Facebook as a personal tool (seriously, is there a worse laid out web page on the planet?) but my customers love it so we have adopted it enthusiastically as a business tool, using Facebook pages to create a dialog with our customers. Here is a good example of a great business Facebook page - people are doing our advertising for us.
In the same vein, I likely will never really be able to use Twitter like other pundits do, to fire off witty, biting remarks in 140 characters. I have trouble keeping post titles under 140 characters. But I am happy to use it as a syndication tool.
So, starting now (actually starting with the previous post), Coyote Blog posts will be tweeted out at twitter.com/coyoteblog and linked at facebook.com/coyoteblog. If that is your preferred way of discovering web content over RSS or just surfing the site itself, go for it. I am still working on Google, but that will come soon. By the way, for other bloggers interested, I am using the free version of Netscripts: Social Networks Auto Poster plugin.
PS- I am sure my friend Tom, who is driven to distraction by my typos and grammatical errors, would observe at this point that at least in 140 characters there is less room for me to make mistakes.