LinkedIn with Twitter, why you need to turn it off
This isn’t going to take me long to explain. When you’re using LinkedIn you’ll know what I mean. Just go to the LinkedIn homepage and you’ll notice it yourself.
I’m talking about the large amount of twitter messages flooding the main page on LinkedIn. I recently find out I was flooding it with my own tweets, thanks to a connection I also know in real-life.
I took a look and saw what he meant, the homepage was flooded with tweets and connection updates and common LinkedIn stuff were hard to find in there!
I didn’t quite know I was bothering others with it. Then it hit me, a lot of my LinkedIn connections aren’t designers! Those guys surely don’t want to know the 20 best CSS websites or how to photograph motion.
After realizing that I looked through the Twitter options. There I checked the option to show only tweets as a LinkedIn status when adding the hash tag #in.
Doing it like this still gives you the possibility to show what you want on LinkedIn, but you aren’t flooding everyone with useless information. Just keep in mind that most of the time you’re connections don’t have a job in the same business like yours.
It’s also nice to know people (including your connections) can still see all your tweets. They just have to look at your profile to get there.
That’s why I think it would be good for everybody that feeds Twitter in his or hers LinkedIn account to have similar settings applied. After all, flooding doesn’t mean more followers on every social media website…