Twitter has changed the way that tweets appear on Facebook. This change is designed to be an improvement to what is currently in place on the home feeds and pages, such as fan pages which auto post tweets from particular accounts.
Twitter has improved it’s support for hashtags, which are the keywords in a tweet that you see after a # icon. There are also improvements to media being posted, that was uploaded to a twitter page.
One particular improvement is within the username tagging. If a tweet contains a username, started with an @ icon in the tweet that is posted on the Facebook homepage, then the link assigned with that post will be to that user’s Twitter feed. This applies if we have @suckmytrend featured within the post for example, linking to our Twitter page.
Currently a lot of web developers will use auto posting tools through CMS systems like WordPress, in order to post tweets from their twitter feed onto their Facebook pages. This would be done by auto posting the information from a post being written on the site for example, and we use a similar system here at Suck My Trend. These new developments and changes could see ways for Twitter to allow us to post to Facebook pages through their systems instead of having to use what our CMS has to offer.
These improvements come a short while after relations between the two companies, Twitter and Facebook are improving. This is bad news for Google+, as they want to take the market share and will find it increasingly difficult with the largest micro-blogging tool on the net supporting Facebook instead of them. We can expect to see some kind of action against this from Google in the near future. Maybe Gwitter.