LinkedIn Severs its Link from Twitter


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Starting today, you can no longer feed your tweets to LinkedIn to make it look like you are active on LinkedIn without actually visiting the world’s most boring social network. No more.

In its announcement, LinkedIn blames Twitter’s recent blog post that doesn’t make sense to non-developers. Whatever the reason, a whole lot of people are going to go inactive on LinkedIn as a result of this.

There are workarounds. My favorite is If This Then That, which I’ve just set to feed my Twitter updates to LinkedIn so I can continue the charade.


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  • ECS

    Twitter. Communication for dummies. Some of is actually DISCUSS things on LinkedIn!

  • Chris Bradley

    IFTTT is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile.

  • shg

    And posting twits to LinkedIn matters why? If you want to let your grandma know you’re alive, call her.

    • It’s my personal brand, man. I’m trying to position myself as a social media uber-guru consultant extraordinaire.

      • shg

        Oh. Got it. Then LinkedIn is definitely the place to be. Cool people. Good times. Cutting edge. You go, boy.

  • What exactly is the point of LinkedIn?

    People “friend” me on it, and that’s pretty much all I understand about it. I’m not even trying to be flip, I just don’t get it.

    • Me neither. I’m only on it because I feel like I’m supposed to be on it.