Monday, June 18, 2007

Facebook Notes Importer - Not Perfect

I've talked about this before, but I am not a huge fan of how the Facebook Notes importer works. Basically it was reading my Feedburner RSS feed and it stopped working for an extended period of time. I decided it was probably best if I moved it over to the direct RSS feed and I just spent the past 5 minutes sorting through duplicate entries that were double imported into Facebook.

Hopefully they improve the functionality, but I don't see that happening now that the application platform is so important. I really do like having my blog imported because I think that is how some of my friends read it.

I really wish they would add a ping button because it is frustrating having to wait for something magical to happen of Facebook's servers for a blog post to suddenly appear in the notes.

1 comment:

Pat Hawks said...

I'm right with you. I, too, have gone through the nightmare of deleting duplicate entries by hand after messing with FeedBurner.
Often times, after I post a blog, I want to tag some friends in it on Facebook. Unfortunatly, I have to wait for the "magical Facebook servers" to get around to syncing with my feed, which can take hours. Some sort of ping feture would make life much easier for, I think, everyone involved.

For what it's worth, I know that a decent chunk of my friends read my blog via Facebook, so it is important to me. I just wish Facebook could spend more time on the things it does well instead of "Vampire vs. Pirate" type stuff.