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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About Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

Posted on January 10, 2012, in Communication and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  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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