LinkedIn Adds More Twitter Integration

One of the things that seems to be happening with many of the new online tools is integration. As users start to settle into how they plan to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, each of the tools seems intent on providing access to the other to allow you to do most of your work from one platform. Keeping up with multiple platforms is tough, but gathering as much data about the folks you do engage is very helpful.

For those who choose to use LinkedIn as their primary networking site there is good news. This week LinkedIn pushed even more Twitter integration into the Tweets app making it possible to add Twitter streams for all of your connections on LinkedIn. In fact, this moves the LinkedIn application towards being a full fledged Twitter client as you can also create groups and reply and retweet right from LinkedIn.


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If you have not done so, first you must install the Tweets application. Once you do that the Overview tab on your home page will allow you to see everyone you currently follow on Twitter, view their Twitter feed, and Tweet from your own account. You can also find other Twitter users to follow, based on your LinkedIn connections. This deeper Twitter integration should make using LinkedIn a richer experience for current users and create a great deal more sharing on the site.

Here’s another LinkedIn tip I borrowed from Chris Brogan.

Keep up on the status updates and network news from your LinkedIn connections by subscribing via RSS (see that little orange icon) and checking in on your RSS reader. I don’t know about you but I find this way more convenient than going the LinkedIn site and trying to read what’s been going on.

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John Jantsch

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.
  • While I appreciate that all these social platforms are interconnecting; I prefer to use a third-party app or tool that allows me to connect with all of my social accounts in one place. Personally, I usually prefer TweetDeck for this; but there are others that also have similar functions.

    I found that even if a site like LinkedIn provides integration with Twitter via their web site, it’s not quite the full cross platform experience I prefer.

    I guess by using a tool such as TweetDeck, I’m equally dividing my time among all the networks.

    • I don’t disagree particularly with the latest TweetDeck upgrade you can now add FourSquare and Google Buzz

  • John – Thanks for the Reader subscribe tip. I also read CB but missed that one.

    LinkedIn is really starting to impress me. :)

    Jeff

    • It’s certainly making some smart moves to regain some traction.

  • While I appreciate that all these social platforms are interconnecting; I prefer to use a third-party app or tool that allows me to connect with all of my social accounts in one place. Personally, I usually prefer TweetDeck for this; but there are others that also have similar functions.

    I found that even if a site like LinkedIn provides integration with Twitter via their web site, it's not quite the full cross platform experience I prefer.

    I guess by using a tool such as TweetDeck, I'm equally dividing my time among all the networks.

  • While I appreciate that all these social platforms are interconnecting; I prefer to use a third-party app or tool that allows me to connect with all of my social accounts in one place. Personally, I usually prefer TweetDeck for this; but there are others that also have similar functions.

    I found that even if a site like LinkedIn provides integration with Twitter via their web site, it's not quite the full cross platform experience I prefer.

    I guess by using a tool such as TweetDeck, I'm equally dividing my time among all the networks.

  • While I appreciate that all these social platforms are interconnecting; I prefer to use a third-party app or tool that allows me to connect with all of my social accounts in one place. Personally, I usually prefer TweetDeck for this; but there are others that also have similar functions.

    I found that even if a site like LinkedIn provides integration with Twitter via their web site, it's not quite the full cross platform experience I prefer.

    I guess by using a tool such as TweetDeck, I'm equally dividing my time among all the networks.

  • John – Thanks for the Reader subscribe tip. I also read CB but missed that one.

    LinkedIn is really starting to impress me. :)

    Jeff

  • It's certainly making some smart moves to regain some traction.

  • I don't disagree particularly with the latest TweetDeck upgrade you can now add FourSquare and Google Buzz

  • Thank you for this, John. I didn’t know! Not sure if I missed it, or they failed to provide information about the update. I’ll probably stick with TweetDeck, but I can imagine that folks who are more in ‘listen’ mode versus active participation will find this feature useful.

    • TweetDeck just added some nice new features last week too

  • Thank you for this, John. I didn't know! Not sure if I missed it, or they failed to provide information about the update. I'll probably stick with TweetDeck, but I can imagine that folks who are more in 'listen' mode versus active participation will find this feature useful.

  • TweetDeck just added some nice new features last week too

  • Twitter is soft blogging. I think it's more popular.
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