I have seen a lot written about publishing ALL your Twitter updates to LinkedIn and how much it gets on everybody’s nerves. All those hashtags and retweets on the LinkedIn homepage must be really confusing to a non-Twitter user.
What about the other side of the coin, do ALL your Twitter updates come via LinkedIn?
If you have connected your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, you have some options;
If you do this in the way that I have above, you can choose to send selected status updates from either platform to the other. This can be a really handy time saver if you want to say the same thing in both places.
The thing is, I am seeing some Twitter accounts that ONLY have updates coming through from LinkedIn. I think this is a big mistake because;
- Updates from LinkedIn are often longer than 140 characters. This makes them jolly confusing and frustrating when viewed on Twitter.
- You are not there to respond to anyone on Twitter that might be interested in your update. This is particularly perplexing as I see a lot of recruiters tweeting from LinkedIn about job opportunities, but presumably NEVER checking Twitter. Is there any point to making the update on Twitter at all?
- You are snubbing your Twitter followers. Twitter users can see that all your updates come from LinkedIn. This tells them instantly that you won’t be there to listen to them and that you value your LinkedIn network more.
In my opinion, you are either using Twitter or you are not. While I applaud good time management, unless I see that a few of your tweets come from twitter.com or a Twitter client, I won’t make following you a priority. Twitter is a two-way platform, not a place to listen in to the networking you might be doing on LinkedIn.
Do you only tweet from LinkedIn? Is it working for you?