Twiggit is a service that checks your recent Digg activity (i.e., votes, article submissions) and then posts your recent Digg activiy in your Twitter status. Steps required to activate Twiggit simply include:
- Provide your Digg username and tell Twiggit how often to check your Digg activity (e.g., 5, 10, 30 minutes)
- Choose whether to display your Digg votes and article submissions or just article submissions
- Provide your Twitter username and password
- Provide your e-mail: not sure why since you login into Twiggit using your twitter username and password
- Start digging on Digg and see if your Twitter friends engage your Digg profile
TwitterFeed can do everything Twiggit can do plus provide more granular control. Since TwitterFeed is simply an RSS reader and Digg provides RSS feeds for all of your Digg activity, you can recreate the same service that Twiggit performs by adding one or more of your Digg RSS feeds to your TwitterFeed profile. For example, my Digg profile's RSS feeds include:
- All of my recent activity
- All of my diggs
- All of my comments
- All of my favorites
Another difference between Twiggit and TwitterFeed is that Twiggit requires that you login with your Twitter username and password while TwitterFeed logs you in using OpenId and still requires that your Twitter username and password be stored in your TwitterFeed profile. Since TwitterFeed authenticates you using OpenId istead of with your Twitter username and password, TwitterFeed allows you to manage multiple Twitter accounts using one TwitterFeed account. Further, TwitterFeed gives you the option to prefix your Digg submissions with text like "Digg this:" so that your Twitter friends know ahead of time where the URL is going to take them.
Twiggit vs. TwitterFeed Summary
If you want to integrate Digg and Twitter in less than 30 seconds then use Twiggit. However, use TwitterFeed if you want more control over your Digg-Twitter integration. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you change your Twitter password you will need to update all of your Twitter services (e.g., Twiggit, TwitterFeed).