BY BILL FERRIS
In the great social network battle royal, Facebook and Twitter have more or less thrown competitors like Friendster and MySpace over the top rope. But even with only two networks for me to monitor, Facebook and Twitter already provide more status updates and @replies than I can keep up with. If only there was some fancy application to help me out.
After reading a setup as obvious as the one above, you’ve by now guessed that I’m about to tell you about such an app. Brizzly funnels your feeds into one location, and lets you post, update, add pictures, and do a bunch of other stuff with your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
If you use either or both Facebook and Twitter to establish a professional learning community, communicate with students, or even just use them for recreation (carefully of course), Brizzly makes it much easier. You can log in to multiple Twitter accounts, handy for those of us who both tweet at work and at home. You can also Mute Twitterers whom you’re following but whose feelings you don’t want to hurt by unfollowing them (Brizzly says it’s a good way to “take a break” from certain people’s tweets, but we know it’s more than a break, don’t we?).
My favorite feature — you can save drafts of tweets so you can come back and tweak your pithy musings later. There’s only one Facebook feature, but it’s handy — Brizzly keeps track of your recent activity, letting you revisit updates you’ve commented on or liked with just one click.
If you’re on Facebook and Twitter, Brizzly is a no-fuss way to manage both networks. And if you’re a Google Chrome user, Brizzly has a nice new extension for Google’s browser that lets you check and update your accounts from anywhere.