LinkedIn users can't publish Tweets to their profiles anymore

LinkedIn users who want to share their Twitter messages on their profiles won't have that option anymore, at least from one side of the equation. In a post on LinkedIn's blog, the business oriented social networking service announced that this move was made due to tighter restrictions imposed by Twitter.

Twitter's blog announced today, "  ... we’ve already begun to more thoroughly enforce our Developer Rules of the Road with partners, for example with branding, and in the coming weeks, we will be introducing stricter guidelines around how the Twitter API is used."

As a consequence of those tighter guidelines. LinkedIn announced today:

Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn starting later today. We know many of you value Twitter as an additional way to broadcast professional content beyond your LinkedIn connections. Moving forward, you will still be able to share your updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn.

So in other words, if you have a LinkedIn account and a Twitter account and want one message to be displayed on both services, you cannot use Twitter to display that same message on your LinkedIn profile. However, you can still post a message on LinkedIn and share that message on your Twitter account.

Source: LinkedIn blog site

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Death Rally remake heads back to the PC August 3rd

Next Story

Editorial: We give out awards for June's tech events

8 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Brian Miller said,

No, it's bad new for Linked In users. Twitter can do whatever it wants.

You didn't say it was bad news for LinkedIn users, you said it was "bad news with LinkedIn". That is quite different, because the latter makes it sound like the blame is with LinkedIn, when in this case it's actually Twitter's fault.

mikeyx12 said,

You didn't say it was bad news for LinkedIn users, you said it was "bad news with LinkedIn". That is quite different, because the latter makes it sound like the blame is with LinkedIn, when in this case it's actually Twitter's fault.

Irrelevant. It's bad news for Linked In. More and more companies are moving away from Linked in. The service may be somewhat useful, but the delivery and execution is very poor. I don't blame Twitter.

Brian Miller said,

Irrelevant. It's bad news for Linked In. More and more companies are moving away from Linked in. The service may be somewhat useful, but the delivery and execution is very poor. I don't blame Twitter.


It's not irrelevant. The way you word a sentence can completely change its meaning. Again, you didn't say "bad news for LinkedIn", you didn't say "bad news for LinkedIn users". You said "bad news WITH LinkedIn". The meaning changes, and using the word "with" indicates that you're placing the blame on them.

Given that you left a space between Linked and In, and that you said "new" instead of "news", I can only assume you're dyslexic and that's why you don't understand what I'm saying.