Over the past year I have seen an increasing number of people fully integrating their LinkedIn and Twitter so that all Tweets are instantly duplicated on both platforms. If you follow someone on Twitter are connected with them on LinkedIn it will feel like you are experiencing a continuous echo.
LinkedIn have reacted to the feedback from angry users who want to separate the social/business content generated by Twitter from the business content of Linkedin and have decided to stop the support of this integration as of the end of January 2012.
For those who are using the LinkedIn and Twitter integration correctly and only posting relevant Tweets using the hashtag #in there will be no change as this feature will continue to in use.
I received this email from LinkedIn earlier this afternoon:
“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.”
I’m personally glad that the echo is no more. Will it affect you positively or negatively?
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