LinkedIn removes follows, adds Twitter integration

Tue 17 November 2009 14:30, Louis Venter

LinkedIn removes follows, adds Twitter integration

Back in my development days we used to have a saying, ”what Intel giveth Microsoft taketh away”.

Linkedin seems to have done just that. While they have added nofollows to all external links from your Linkedin profile they have also added Twitter integration.

You can now go and edit your profile, add your twitter account and set it to tweet everything or just tweets with the #in hashtag. I’m not sure how many people are going to use the hashtag but I guess that remains to be seen. Seems to me to be a blatant plug at the trending topic traffic. I see as many people trying to spam it for data recovery and the like

It seems to have little bearing on the public profile settings at the moment both on the regional and global level. This will probably change in the future I would suspect as a few of your latest tweets on your public profile seems like a good thing.

From the nofollow perspective Linked in was always a nice way to interlink your profiles from a personal brand SERM perspective. That’s going to be missed in my opinion but a small change in your other profiles should counter that quite easily.

I am pretty excited to see Twitter integration happen as the two networks are very synergistic from a professional networking point of view. Let’s see how this develops.

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