Why I have restricted my Tweets on LinkedIn

 @sabinetobback from @kluweropleiding asked me the question: What do you think about linking Twitter to LinkedIn. She told me that @janvermeiren warns of the dangers of this in his free eBook about How to Really Use LinkedIN

I asked @janvermeiren what he thought, along with @fredericw and @lucgallopin and I did a good bit of googling…

This is what I replied to @sabinetobback in our LinkedIn discussion…..

 

There are multiple issues. It mostly depends on your network, what you want (eg visibility vs. real content) and what you are tweeting (professional vs. non-professional).
I made a wallwisher site to show the results of my investigation – check it out here http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/twitterlinkedin
In my own case: All my tweets are “stand-alone content sensible”, professionally onbrand and providing resources on communication, leadership, learning and personal effectiveness.

…. but I am not worried that I spam LinkedIn users too much.

However, LinkedIn successfully drives a lot of users to my blog content, so the interest is there.

Tough one….

I have decided to allow LinkedIn to only have Tweets with #IN hashtag from now on. This is achieved in the setting page of my LinkedIn profile. Those tweets will be my own original thoughts leading to my own content.

We’ll see how it goes (and if I remember the #IN tag 🙂 )

…hopefully the “loss” of 3 characters will be OK 😉

Thanks @sabinetobback for the inspiration
DAN

 

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Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ShlY95X4E

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  1. Thanks Dan for the survey and the sharing of what you learned from it.
    As an alternative to losing the three letters you may want to use a tool like Hootsuite where you can decide for each tweet on which networks you want to broadcast it.

    Cheers,
    Luc

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