4 Jun 2008

IntenseDebate & Twitter with a Cherry On Top


Last week we released our Twitter integration – an option in your IntenseDebate profile that sends a notification via Twitter when you post a new comment using IntenseDebate.


You all sent us some great feedback and we’ve rolled out a couple of enhancements. The main attraction this week is the comment-by-comment tweet option. Instead of having tweets posted for all of your comments, you can choose to tweet on a comment-by-comment basis. This option is available in your IntenseDebate user profile. Just enter in your Twitter credentials and select “Tweet about new comments.” When you post a new comment you’ll have the option to tweet about that comment. Also, now when a notification is sent the tweet source will read “from IntenseDebate” (screenshot below). The feature itself is cool, but it’s the little things that really sweeten the deal.

Tweet Source

We’re pretty stoked about this new feature. It’s another step in bringing the comments you make into the light. Your Twitter followers are interested in what you have to say on Twitter, and we’re willing to bet that they’re interested in what else you have to say. Take yesterday for example, we published a post about who owns your comments and we got some great responses to it. We watched as some of our regular users posted comments and then listened as all of the phones in the office received SMS notifications. Needless to say, there were a lot of new faces voicing their opinions in what turned out to be a hell of an intense debate.

Keeping your Twitter followers up to date on what you’re commenting on is just one of the perks. IntenseDebate Twitter notifications also help drive additional traffic to blog posts (both old and new). Jon Fox, our rock star developer, published a post in March about receiving Feedburner and Twitter stats by email, and had pretty much forgotten it existed…until 2 days ago. Somehow David Cohen (founder of TechStars and the man who brought IntenseDebate to life) came across Jon’s post and commented on it. A new comment tweet was sent to David’s Twitter followers, and Jon’s long forgotten post got some fresh life, new comments, and an increase in traffic. Not too shabby.

What I’m getting at is this: IntenseDebate Twitter integration rocks. Stop reading this and go check it out.

Jon has already forgotten about his post. Such is the life of a rock star (developer)…

Posted by Michael Koenig in features

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  1. Wow, this is great feature. Last time I didn't used your feature that twits every comment I made thinking this may offend my followers. But, I definitely will use this feature this time. This is what I have been waiting then. Thanks a lot!

    Comment by LBJirel — June 5, 2008 @ 8:47 pm
  2. Test

    Comment by michael — June 6, 2008 @ 10:37 am
  3. Howdy

    Comment by michael — June 6, 2008 @ 10:37 am
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    Comment by michaelclark — November 29, 2008 @ 7:28 am
  6. Alright! Glad you like Jirel. Tweet away!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. Definitely like the Twitter integration! That damn thing is too addictive.

    Comment by jon_atwood44871 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. Hey this seems quite cool. I just started using twitter more and this might help keep it up 🙂
    Lets test this now…

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. Hmpf, didn't work. How long does it take to post from IDC to twitter?

    Comment by db0 — June 19, 2008 @ 1:44 am
  10. My Twitter login is correctly setted on at my profile, but my comments aren't going to Twitter… 😦

    Comment by Marcus Piffer — March 22, 2009 @ 1:58 am
  11. Just an update: this issue has been fixed. Thanks again for bringing it to our attention.

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