// Internet Duct Tape

How to Import Your Twitter Contacts to Friend Feed

Posted in friendfeed, IDT Labs Software Development, Technology, Twitter by engtech on April 21, 2008

Social Software and You

I’ve commented before that Friend Feed makes for a really sweet Twitter client because of the way it threads replies and how easy it is to reply to another user. The only problem is trying to find all of your Twitter contacts on Friend Feed.

I’ve written a program that uses Google’s social graph to find the links between Twitter users and Friend Feed users. Download the program, run it, enter your passwords and watch it find and subscribe to all of your Tweeps on Friend Feed.

It keeps track of who it has added over time. If you unsubscribe from someone using the web interface, they won’t be added again by the program.

Screenshot

This first version is a text program. The next version will have a GUI and be more interactive.

Twitter 2 Friend Feed Importer

Privacy

Twitter 2 Friend Feed Importer does not store your passwords in any shape or form, nor does it do anything else funky with them. I’ve being doing this too long to put my reputation on the line with something that shady.

Self-Promotion

The first time you run it, Twitter 2 Friend Feed Importer broadcasts that you’re using it. You can see the message here. The message is sent out at most once a month, and only when you’re running the program.

It’ll also add me as a friend on Friend Feed, but if you unsubscribe I’ll never be added again.

Download It

The first version is available as a self-installing Windows application. The next version will be more interactive and you’ll be able to create imaginary friends for your Tweeps who aren’t on Friend Feed yet. Future versions will also support Linux and Mac (but for now you can run this in Parallels/Wine).

Please use this link to share the program: http://internetducttape.com/2008/04/21/import-twitter-to-friendfeed/

Technical Notes

You can safely skip reading this section unless you’re interested in how I find out if a Twitter user is on Friend Feed. :)

It uses Google’s Social Graph API to try and find connections between accounts on Twitter and Friend Feed (since Friend Feed doesn’t provide a good autodiscovery mechanism). You can play with the Social Graph API here. Unfortunately, this can be hit or miss. It works great on some people, but not so well with others.

It comes down to whether or not the person has been setting up XFN and FOAF links between their services. It shows a big failure in the social graph API. People who have claimed their accounts using Technorati, Claim ID or MyBlogLog are easily linked — others, not so much.

I’m planning on improving this in future versions, and moving away from Google’s API. Here’s hoping Friend Feed opens that information up more in the future.

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  1. [...] Source: How to Import Your Twitter Contacts to Friend Feed [...]

  2. Craig said, on April 21, 2008 at 3:26 am

    any chance of an online version? my pc is all the way up those stairs.

  3. [...] το έχω δοκιμάσει, αλλά η ιδέα είναι όμορφη. Το Twitter to Friend Feed importer χρησιμοποιεί το Google Social Graph για να βρει ποιούς [...]

  4. [...] change soon as courtesy of Eric over at InternetDuctTape there now exists a program called “Twitter 2 Friend Feed Importer” which will plough through al the people you follow on Twitter and add then to your [...]

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  6. [...] And Eric from Internet Duct Tape wrote a extremely comprehensive post that describes exactly how to import one’s Twitter contacts to Friendfeed! [...]

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  9. crazynetechstuff said, on April 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    not sure if I missed it up there but does it automatically subscribe to them? Or are you just shown who is on friendfeed. I don’t think I would want to subscribe to some of my twitter contacts on friendfeed. Too much noise.

  10. [...] How to Import Your Twitter Contacts to Friend Feed « // Internet Duct Tape (tags: twitter friendfeed) [...]

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  12. matt said, on April 22, 2008 at 10:17 am

    This is fantastic! I was just thinking about how to do this over the weekend.

    One idea for improvement – if a Twitter user is not found on FriendFeed, add them as an imaginary friend on FF using just the RSS feed from their Twitter account. This could be an option that the user chooses upon running the app.

    A second refinement to the above would be that if a Twitter friend is found on FF and not yet added, then check to see if their Twitter RSS feed is an imaginary friend on FF and then remove it once you’ve added the person as a friend on FF. This condition could occur if someone recently created a FF account after others had added their Twitter RSS feed as an imaginary friend.

    I haven’t looked at the FF API so I don’t know if this is even possible.

    Thanks for sharing your work.

  13. engtech said, on April 22, 2008 at 10:55 am

    @ Craig:

    Not going to happen, unfortunately.

    By providing it as a program, you use your own bandwidth/CPU and I don’t have to worry about API limits because it’s distributed across multiple IPs.

    If I made a web app I’d have a whole host of other issues to deal with, plus have to pay for hosting.

  14. engtech said, on April 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

    @ crazynetechstuff:

    This version automatically subscribes.

    The graphical version will let you interactively choose to subscribe or not.

    If you unsubscribe from someone (using the website) after they have been added with my program, they will not be added again.

  15. engtech said, on April 22, 2008 at 10:59 am

    @ matt:

    Yup, I have the imaginary friends support on the drawing board.

    I don’t think I’m going to have it automatically add imaginary friends though (lets face it, some people on twitter have 20,000 friends). It’ll be a manual “pick and add” process.

  16. [...] while. I might put together something for importing your Twitter contacts as friends (update: here it is) but if I wait long enough I’m sure they’ll do it as an official [...]

  17. Sam Jones said, on April 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    That’s awesome! Great job on that, I really like your use of Google’s Social Graph. Now if they can build this type of thing into the service and support multiple account types (e.g. Jaiku, tumblr, etc). Maybe they should buy this from you ;-)

  18. Rich said, on April 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    First use of social graph I’ve seen. Good work!

  19. engtech said, on April 23, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    @ Rich:

    Thanks Rich. It can’t be the first use of the social graph though, because I’m using someone else’s ruby library to do it. :)

  20. links for 2008-04-30 | Lazycoder said, on April 30, 2008 at 5:35 am

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  21. Victoria Marinelli said, on May 10, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Any idea how far out this ‘graphical’ version might be? As I commented recently at SheGeeks, I use FriendFeed and Twitter for significantly different purposes – of the number of Twitter users I follow, I intentionally follow fewer than 5% of these (& others) on FriendFeed. I’d like the option to be very selective about who to add once the program has run (for similar reasons as
    @crazynetechstuff describes above).

    Looking forward to learning more. Thanks for your work :)

  22. James Neal said, on May 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    This is a great tool. Just want to say Thanks! Now I’ll be flooded with more info. (Smile!)

  23. Luciano E. Guerche said, on May 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    The error below is happening every time I run twitter2friendfeed.exe. Any clues on what may causing it?

    C:\>”C:\Program Files\twitter2friendfeed\twitter2friendfeed.exe”
    Welcome to Twitter 2 Friend Feed v0.0.4 by InternetDuctTape.com

    Twitter username (ie: brittney):
    guerchele
    Twitter password (ie: kfedsux):
    *******
    Trying to login to Twitter as guerchele
    …successfully logged in

    Friend Feed username (ie: brittney):
    guerchele
    Friend Feed password (ie: kfedsux):
    *******
    Trying to login to Friend Feed as guerchele
    …successfully logged in
    Loading friends from Friend Feed…
    … 235 friends loaded from Friend Feed
    Loading friends from Twitter…
    … 557 friends loaded from Twitter
    biz: Not on Friend Feed
    ev: Not on Friend Feed
    stevej: Not on Friend Feed
    jeremiah: Not on Friend Feed
    blaine: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    goldman: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    veen: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jerrymichalski: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    gerwitz: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    crisdias: Not on Friend Feed
    sacca: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    kfury: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    waynesutton: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ross: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    manton: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    davemc500hats: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    factoryjoe: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    mparekh: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    kathy_johnson: Can’t read their Social Graph
    dhinchcliffe: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    danielito: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    laughingsquid: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    davidcrow: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    manoelboninneto: Not on Friend Feed
    wellyngtom: Not on Friend Feed
    dydimustk: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    klemengore: Not on Friend Feed
    marijagore: Not on Friend Feed
    flaviadurante: Not on Friend Feed
    davemorin: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    davewiner: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jasoncalacanis: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    nilciaguerchegonsale: Not on Friend Feed
    elcio: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    stewtopia: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    chaitanya: Not on Friend Feed
    davidparmet: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ijustine: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    alexknowshtml: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ahynes1: Can’t read their Social Graph
    stoweboyd: Can’t read their Social Graph
    chrisbrogan: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    julien: Not on Friend Feed
    drewolanoff: Can’t read their Social Graph
    veronica: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    emilychang: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    adactio: Can’t read their Social Graph
    nzkoz: Not on Friend Feed
    bethgo: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    alexdc: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    t: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    iankennedy: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    revdancatt: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    elatable: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    scobleizer: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    evanwolf: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jasona: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    mbites: Not on Friend Feed
    ryancarson: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    scottw: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    plip: Not on Friend Feed
    donxml: Not on Friend Feed
    al3x: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    schlomo: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    anildash: Not on Friend Feed
    baxiabhishek: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    kveton: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jeffbarr: Not on Friend Feed
    nickstarr: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    gapingvoid: Can’t read their Social Graph
    mhinze: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    rizzn: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jasonsantamaria: Not on Friend Feed
    zeldman: Not on Friend Feed
    donlbe: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    hardaway: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ericaogrady: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    frankarr: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    pop17: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    iworkforthem: Not on Friend Feed
    omarshahine: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jowyang: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    tcelestino: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jzawodn: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    dacort: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    stickwithjosh: Not on Friend Feed
    tamar: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ottoradke: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jeffsand: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    bs: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    mitchdenny: Can’t read their Social Graph
    whurley: Not on Friend Feed
    dori: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    calebjenkins: Can’t read their Social Graph
    benmcdonald: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    nicolesimon: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    rlewallen: Not on Friend Feed
    stammy: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    parislemon: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    kevinrose: Not on Friend Feed
    chrissaad: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    sarahintampa: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    joi: Can’t read their Social Graph
    lazycoder: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    steverubel: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    keyvan: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    coryduncan: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    cbilson: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    mikeg1: Not on Friend Feed
    stevenf: Not on Friend Feed
    loiclemeur: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    pierre: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    justintv: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    adkinn: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jassand: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    seanpaune: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    chrispirillo: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    woodyp: Subscribed
    jasonmauer: Not on Friend Feed
    a7an: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    jongalloway: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    betsyweber: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    ambermacarthur: Not on Friend Feed
    haacked: Not on Friend Feed
    davenielsen: Not on Friend Feed
    paultoo: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    willpate: Not on Friend Feed
    pacificit: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    callkathy: Can’t read their Social Graph
    stevegarfield: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    sethde: Not on Friend Feed
    kevindente: Not on Friend Feed
    sachac: Not on Friend Feed
    timheuer: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    matid: Not on Friend Feed
    jbrry: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    davebost: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    technosailor: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    chadfowler: Not on Friend Feed
    dlprager: Not on Friend Feed
    akselsoft: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    tnlnyc: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    scottmahan: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    tomraftery: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    asaunders: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    colbad2: Not on Friend Feed
    mrinal_desai: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    merlene: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    duncanriley: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    scottkarp: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    elsua: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    longzheng: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    rafe: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    chrisgarrett: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    byosko: is already your friend on Friend Feed
    404 => Net::HTTPNotFound
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/rubyscript2exe.gems/gem
    s/mechanize-0.7.5/lib/www/mechanize.rb:186:in `get’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/scra
    per.rb:34:in `subscribe’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/subs
    criber.rb:62:in `add_friend’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/subs
    criber.rb:134:in `twitter_friend’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main
    .rb:56:in `run’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main
    .rb:55:in `each’
    C:/DOCUME~1/Luciano/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main
    .rb:55:in `run’
    C:\DOCUME~1\Luciano\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9\app\twitter2friendfeed:62:i
    n `initialize’
    C:\DOCUME~1\Luciano\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9\app\twitter2friendfeed:137:
    in `new’
    C:\DOCUME~1\Luciano\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9\app\twitter2friendfeed:137
    C:\DOCUME~1\Luciano\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9\bootstrap.rb:77:in `load’
    C:\DOCUME~1\Luciano\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.9\bootstrap.rb:77

    C:\>

  24. engtech said, on May 16, 2008 at 9:58 am

    @ Luciano E. Guerche:

    My guess is you were trying to run it while Twitter was down.

    It’s getting an HTTP 404 Page not found when trying to add a friend on Twitter.

    I should trap 404s so they aren’t fatal.

  25. Veronica Giggey said, on May 20, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Just wanted to say Thanks for this! It worked great, made a world of a difference. I use Twitter every day but with recent outages it’s getting pretty frustrating and more of my contacts are talking about moving conversations to FriendFeed.
    Thanks again!

  26. Adam Gershenbaum said, on May 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Wow this rocks Thanks!

  27. Stevi Deter said, on May 21, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    What a nice program!

    My only gripe, and it’s minor, is that running the console app via the Start menu lead it to close before I could read the final stats. But I easily found the log file, which is really nice.

  28. Charlie said, on May 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Just running it now. Awesome.

  29. Charlie said, on May 21, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    It would be great for the next version if it created an imaginary friend for those tweeps that aren’t on Friendfeed.

  30. [...] be useful? Not exactly. FriendFeed allows you imaginary friends, and there are even scripts (well, one, at least) to allow you to try to migrate your peoples en [...]

  31. Sally said, on May 25, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Is there a Mac version available?

  32. [...] gibt auch ein Tool, welches in der Lage ist, die Twitter-Kontakte bei FriendFeed zu übernehmen. Natürlich [...]

  33. engtech said, on May 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

    @ Sally:

    No, you can run it in parallels though.

  34. To Tweet or to Friendfeed said, on May 26, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    [...] je al even veel info halen uit de comments als uit de basis feed. Ik heb dan ook beslist om mijn Twittervrienden niet over te zetten naar Friendfeed met de tool van Eric, maar zelf mijn Vlaamse vrienden te unsubscriben (sorry mannen) en een Belgische room aan te maken [...]

  35. [...] since the service has not yet achieved a critical mass. I used Internet Duct Tape’s Twitter importer to upgrade my info stream, only to discover about 90% of the members I follow are not using [...]

  36. bagatare said, on May 28, 2008 at 5:03 am

    thanks for the software.

  37. [...] you use Twitter2friendfeed at least. It automatically runs through all of the people you follow on Twitter, and subscribes to [...]

  38. DBH said, on May 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I keep getting this error. Does this have to do with some Twitter features being down?

    Loading friends from Twitter
    Twitter::CantConnect

    C:/DOCUME~1/******/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2/lib/rubyscript2exe.gems/gems/twitter-0.2.6-/lib/twitter/base.rb:182:in `request’

    C:/DOCUME~1/******/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2/lib/rubyscript2exe.gems/gems/twitter-0.2.6-/lib/twitter/base.rb:163:in `call’

    C:/DOCUME~1/******/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2/lib/twitter2friendfeed/twitter_ext.rb:34:in `all_friends_lite’

    C:/DOCUME~1/******/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main.rb:37:in `run’

    C:\DOCUME~1\******\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2\app\twitter2friendfeed:62:in `initialize’

    C:\DOCUME~1\******\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2\app\twitter2friendfeed:137:in `new’

    C:\DOCUME~1\******\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2\app\twitter2friendfeed:137

    C:\DOCUME~1\******\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2\bootstrap.rb:77:in `load’

    C:\DOCUME~1\******\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.2\bootstrap.rb:77

  39. Oliver Gassner said, on May 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm

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  40. freethinker said, on June 04, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Does it work through “Wine” in linux? I see that your post mentions it, but when I try running it through wine, it doesn’t work, crashes kinda.

    1) Installed Fine
    2) Ran => wine cmd
    3) Ran the .exe, but it didn’t work

    Any clues?

  41. malbiniak said, on June 04, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I’m getting the same errors as Luciano E. Guerche. Could this be from too many requests per hour? Twitter is still up, and the friends it’s claiming a 404, uh for, are available, too.

    None the less – great free utility. Thanks!

  42. malbiniak said, on June 04, 2008 at 7:53 am

    follow up – it made it through 49 twitter friends, then died.

    404 => Net::HTTPNotFound
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/rubyscript2exe.gems/gems
    /mechanize-0.7.5/lib/www/mechanize.rb:186:in `get’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/scrap
    er.rb:34:in `subscribe’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/subsc
    riber.rb:62:in `add_friend’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/subsc
    riber.rb:134:in `twitter_friend’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main.
    rb:56:in `run’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main.
    rb:55:in `each’
    C:/DOCUME~1/chewie/eee/eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4/lib/twitter2friendfeed/main.
    rb:55:in `run’
    C:\DOCUME~1\chewie\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4\app\twitter2friendfeed:62:in
    `initialize’
    C:\DOCUME~1\chewie\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4\app\twitter2friendfeed:137:i
    n `new’
    C:\DOCUME~1\chewie\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4\app\twitter2friendfeed:137
    C:\DOCUME~1\chewie\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4\bootstrap.rb:77:in `load’
    C:\DOCUME~1\chewie\eee\eee.twitter2friendfeed.exe.4\bootstrap.rb:77

  43. Greg Beck said, on June 06, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Great software, but I have the same problem that it dies after the first 404 error, so there’s no way to progress after that point. It would be nice if it would just move on to the next friend.

  44. John Martin said, on June 06, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Same problem with 404 error.

  45. Philipp said, on June 11, 2008 at 2:18 am

    ive got the same problem :(

  46. [...] How to Import Twitter Contacts into FriendFeed [...]

  47. GoaldeeBug said, on June 15, 2008 at 1:50 am

    I get the error ‘unable to subscribe’. Can you explain exactly what this means?

    Thanks

  48. [...] I’m half thinking about trying to build that myself. Go get Internet Duct Tape’s Twitter to FriendFeed utility. Now this is a Windows console app which really sucks, so those of you who don’t have a PC or [...]

  49. Jason said, on June 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I am also getting ‘unable to subscribe’. I think FriendFeed changed something that is causing a problem.

  50. Ruth Ferguson said, on June 21, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I agree FF must have changed something becuase now everyone new is unable to subscribe – any idea when the new version or a fix will be released?

  51. Rob de la Cretaz said, on June 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I’m having the same errors that were mentioned above.

  52. links for 2008-07-01 | Patrick Kempf said, on June 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    [...] How to Import Your Twitter Contacts to Friend Feed (tags: twitter friendfeed tools socialnetworking) [...]

  53. [...] this number is much smaller, and therefore should be a little easier to migrate. There is a nice little program by Eric at InternetDuctTape (click on the link to get it yourself!) that searches through all your Twitter contacts, and then [...]

  54. Greg Hollingsworth said, on July 01, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I too get “Unable to Subscribe” for the bulk of my returns, any idea when there might be a fix for this?

  55. Chris said, on July 02, 2008 at 4:30 am

    I too am getting “unable to subscribe” for every contact, and then I think I’m hitting the API limit and that is causing the app to bug out…

    Will be a great tool when it grows up…
    Absolutely cracking idea of a tool, just a shame it didn’t work for me.
    I’ll definitely be checking back for an update.

  56. Dave Delaney said, on July 02, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, very cool man.
    Now is there a way to export import Twitter contacts to LinkedIn? That would be amazing.

    Thanks!
    Dave

  57. [...] on July 3, 2008 by EverythingTwitter We do tools that enhance or add to Twitter.  This is a great GreaseMonkey script from InternetDucttTape that pulls your subscriptions into FriendFeed so you can better follow [...]

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  59. Björn said, on July 08, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Sounds good, any plans to make it open source? I feel reluctant to run software that I have found on random googled pages (nothing personal, just principles).

  60. [...] mainly FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook, and Identi.ca. It’s not easy. Of course there’s the Twitter 2 FriendFeed Importer, but ultimately, adding contacts is still very much a manual process these days. I tend to batch [...]

  61. Jeff McNeill said, on July 09, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Keep getting the error “unable to subscribe” for many accounts (also get not on friend feed, can’t read social graph, and already your friend). Any reason for “unable to subscribe”?

    Thanks!

  62. Sync Sink « NDNL said, on July 16, 2008 at 8:01 am

    [...] I’m syncing my Twitter contacts with my Friendfeed account (that’s a neat one). [...]

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  64. Twitter Tools said, on July 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    [...] Import Twitter to FriendFeed: Apparently FriendFeed is being used by a lot of people and this helps you move all your Twitter people over without having to re-add everyone. [...]

  65. Mitchell McKenna said, on August 04, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Not working – I’m also getting a lot of the “Unable to Subscribe” messages.

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  67. Shawn McCollum said, on October 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    You can do a pretty good job finding a users friendfeed account via a friendfeed search, then just parse the json.
    http://friendfeed.com/api/feed/search?q=%5BTWITTERID%5D+service:twitter

    Example
    http://friendfeed.com/api/feed/search?q=scobleizer+service:twitter

    It would be better if you could search for a link. I think it’s on their roadmap.

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