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Hoffman, Stone compare "TwitterIn" to peanut butter and chocolate

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LinkedIn has developed a reputation for being a rather sedate, professional site.  Twitter, on the other hand, is at the anything-goes, trend-of-the-minute end of the social networking spectrum.  But last night, the two companies announced a partnership that should see a bit of back-and-forth result.

A post on the LinkedIn Blog explained, "When you set your status on LinkedIn you can now tweet it as well, amplifying it to your followers and real-time search services like Twitter Search and Bing.  And when you tweet, you can send that message to your LinkedIn connections as well, from any Twitter service or tool."

The integration makes a fair amount of sense since so many people use Twitter for self-promotion.  Job hunters will now be able to more easily enlist their entire Twitter networks in the search.  And at the same time, potential employers will be able to more easily see how individuals operate on a day-to-day basis.

Folks who alternate work-related tweets with "this is what I had for lunch" material are covered, too, though, since the new feature will allow users to just select certain tweets to be shared.

As you can see in the above video, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and Twitter’s Biz Stone seem rather pleased with the arrangement.  Bonus points may go to Hoffman for giving Twitter the first and largest part of the nickname "TwitterIn."

 

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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Official Safety and Security

    I typically use both Twitter and LinkedIn for socially marketing my safety and security web site so this is pretty good news. It should be a help to other small business who use these social sites to bring traffic to their web sites or off line businesses. Thanks, Doug, for the update.

  • http://www.callingallgeeks.org Harsh Agrawal

    Good to see some spice flavor for Linkedin. Else my Linkedin status was not updated from long

  • http://struggleisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com Haresh

    LinkedIn has developed a reputation for being a rather sedate, professional site. Twitter, on the “other hand, is at the anything-goes, trend-of-the-minute end of the social networking spectrum”

    Very well said.

    For this very reason, I still wonder whether I should interlink Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • http://laptoptvtuners.info/ Guest

    Twitter updates now show up for your LinkedIn connections.

  • http://filecraft.com S.E.Filecraft

    Hello, I like this new twitter feature. It looks like smth reasonable at last. Thank you for posting and sharing this video.

  • http://www.faceflipa.com xenki

    what a great info thanks

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