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[ENDED] WIN! £20 Amazon.co.uk voucher up for grabs

It crossed my mind a few days ago that GEEK! hasn’t run a single competition since the site was launched in 2008. Well – today that’s going to change! This is our first ever competition – and there’s £20 to spend on Amazon.co.uk up for grabs!

To enter, simply like GEEK! on Facebook (go to the page and click ‘Like’ or use the ‘Like’ button below) and then fill in the form underneath.

This competition has now ended. Stay tuned for more throughout 2012.

The competition rules are below. This competition closes at 23:59 on March 16th (Friday!) – entries after then will NOT be counted. Good luck!

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Post tweets to your facebook page (and vice versa) thanks to Ifttt

Recently I discovered that my twitter tweets were no longer being posted to my facebook page. I’ve never really got to the bottom of why my twitter settings no longer give me an option to posts tweets to my facebook page (only to my own profile now?) but nevertheless I pretty much gave up trying to sort it directly.

However, thanks to BBC Click, I’ve found a new service that does the same thing for me. It’s called Ifttt (with 3 t’s) and basically it’s a social network roundabout. It links together with countless social networks at your request (many of which I’ve never even heard of) and gives you the option to perform a wide range of tasks based on certain variables.

For example, I can link it to my last.fm account and make it post a custom facebook status to my profile every time I love a track. Pretty cool, eh?

What’s handy for me, though, is that I can tell it to post a message to my facebook wall every time I tweet. This resolves my problem and means my twitter ramblings can now be seen to my facebook fans once more!

It isn’t perfect, though. My main problem is that it only checks for new events every 15 minutes – which does mean that there’s a small delay between an event occurring and a task being completed. Still, it’s far better than nothing!

It amazes me how many networks it can communicate, so if you’re one who likes to publicise you’re events on all your social networks – this is the service built for you! It’s totally free and has a very tidy website, so why not take a look?

Terminating my Facebook – the social networking stint ends here!

Yes, I was a member of the social network world… from February this year in fact. But now, 8 months later, I have decided to pull it all apart.

Yes I’ve done the big thing. Made the definitive step. Thrown it in the bin.

It’s gone. I’ve killed my Facebook. And you know what, I don’t miss it at all. I was getting bored of people adding me as a friend just for the sake of another friend on their list.

And you know what – I don’t see what I’ve got out of it in the last 8 months. If someone asked me, I wouldn’t be able to think of much.

So I think I’ll definitely be happy to re-enter the real world of people rather than the distorted world of social networking.

Social networking is great, but just remember that nothing lasts forever. The world will get bored with it eventually!