What is Buffer for Facebook
Buffer or @bufferapp was founded by Joel Gascoigne and co-founded by Leo Widrich who both wanted to create a smarter way to Tweet great articles that you find. The Twitter Buffer app was recently seen on Mashable.com ‘s Spark of Genius section where each week a new start-up is covered. This is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark.
You can get Buffer for Twitter here – http://bufferapp.com/
Buffer for Facebook is coming.
Do you share a lot of posts on your Facebook, maybe your own blogs or articles you have read, and because you only get on Facebook for a short amount of time each day they tend to be bunched up altogether? Then this could be for you.
It’s a way to get your Facebook updates to spread out and so you get noticed more.
Buffer helps you post more consistently by allowing you to choose set times to post each day. Once you’ve chosen the times, you simply keep a ‘buffer’ of posts topped up and the application will automatically post on your behalf.
Simply – Buffer schedules your updates or tweets.
With the Browser extensions, for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox – it’s really simple to share any page that you read, you just hit the Buffer icon, buffer then create the update for you automatically. You can also choose there and then either post right away or add it to your Buffer. You can also share posts that you find interesting in your Google reader by clicking the Buffer icon, and Buffer will sort it all out for you.
Another option with Buffer is using the “send to” function which you will see at the bottom of every article, here you can choose whether to send to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, or whatever you have linked to Buffer.
Putting on your own Buffer button.
1.) Click “Options” on the top right corner of your Google Reader
2.) Click on “Reader Settings”
3.) Click “Send To”
4.) Scroll down and click “Create a Custom Link”
5.) Input these three things:
6.) Click “Save”
From now on you can simply click the “Send to” on every article and the Buffer Popup will come up for you to add your update or tweet.
Click here if you to be one of the first people to try Buffer for Facebook – http://bufferapp.com/facebook
See here for more how to’s and goodies.
Hope this helps
Images from http://bufferapp.com/