Linkedin Dropping twitter integration - UPDATE

Linkedin Dropping Twitter Integration


So it seems that the twitter integration is being dropped from LinkedIn

It seems that unlike integration of tools and apps - this could be the start of re-positioning of networks to be isolated from each other..

If you don't have it yet - here is the email I received from the LinkedIn team:


At LinkedIn, we want to provide a simple and efficient experience for members like you. So from time to time, we take a look at our set of features to evaluate how they're being used by our members. Part of this process sometimes means we decide to eliminate a feature, so we can better invest those resources in building more great LinkedIn products.

Recently, it was decided that the Tweets application, a LinkedIn feature that you've used at some point, will no longer be supported as of January 31, 2012. Starting on that date, you will no longer be able to post recent tweets in a module on your profile or view recent tweets in a separate module on the home page. However, you can still display tweets on your profile by binding your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and then tweeting with an #in hashtag.

Thank you for your continued support of LinkedIn. If you have additional questions please visit our Help Center.



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Russell Davison

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration - UPDATE

Twitter is now left out on a limb, behind Facebook and LinkedIn, with Google+ offering all the functions of Twitter, and lots more besides. Get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone and you'll wonder why anyone is still bothering to use Twitter in 2012. Android is the way to go, and G+ with it.

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Rod Sloane

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration - UPDATE

Good move from LI.

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Mike Morrison

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration - Followup Email

Tonight I received a follow-up email from LinkedIn. It clarifies things a little... "Dear Mike, Earlier, you may have received a message from us about our Tweets Application. We could have done a much better job communicating about this change, so we want to clarify what this may mean to you: 1. We are not eliminating the ability to send updates between your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. You can still go to your Settings page and choose to send either all tweets or only tweets with a #in hashtag to your LinkedIn status updates. It's up to you. Again, tweets imported from Twitter into the LinkedIn network updates stream will not be affected. If you haven't yet joined your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, here's how you do it. 2. At the end of January, we will not be supporting the standalone Tweets Application on LinkedIn (see image), that displays tweets from everyone you follow on Twitter on your LinkedIn homepage. As of January 31st, this module will no longer be available. If you have any additional questions, please visit our Help Center. Thanks, LinkedIn"

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Susanne Palm

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration

Interesting...

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Viv Craske

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration

Another nail in the coffin for LinkedIn.... maybe they thought Twitter was too exciting and went against the LinkedIn policy of being really dull....

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Thomas Power

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration

PUPO has begun at Linkedin.

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Russell Davison

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Linkedin dropping twitter & twitter's 2012 retirement

I'm of the impression that the Tweets application simply annoyed profile viewers. It took up a few centimetres of valuable screen space and was grossly misused to give 160 characters of irrelevant or uninteresting information. This year, in 2012, Twitter will follow MySpace into retirement and it will be replaced by the more functional Google+ network with seamless Android integration. There aren't as many city voucher and group discount promoters on Google+ as on Twitter but I guess we'll all just have to live with that for the moment. For the last quarter of 2011, twitter lost ground whilst Google+ doubled its members to 90 million. I guess twitter will be toast by September 2012. russell-davison.com

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Mike Morrison

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Linkedin Dropping twitter integration

will this impact you and your strategy?

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