3 Reasons to NOT Auto-Post Your Tweets to LinkedIn

Comments: 10

  • Gerry Grant says:

    I couldn’t agree more. This really is a bit of a pet hate of mine. Twitter and LinkedIn are two very different beasts and should be treated as such.

  • Gerry – Yes… I think LinkedIn missed the boat when they decided to let people send all of their tweets to LinkedIn. Even though not as many people updated their profile before, the updates were much more relevant.

    Thanks for the comment!


  • Raysa says:

    Agreed. Even using an engine like Buffer, I prefer to differentiate between how I post an update to LinkedIn versus a new tweet to Twitter. Hashtags have no purpose on LinkedIn and should be removed. Plus, you can say more on LI than on Twitter so take advantage; speak a little more about your content, use the extra characters to engage. Glad you spoke up on this. :)

    • Raysa – Great points! No 140 character limit on LinkedIn, I believe it’s a whopping 700 characters. I wouldn’t suggest making them that long though ;-)

  • Mark Fletcher says:

    Food for thought Aaron. I’m off to check my LinkedIn status right now, cause I think I did set my account up that way. :(

  • Mark – Well done. Thanks for the comment!

  • Victor Brown says:

    Aaron – I agree with you. I generally send all of my LinkedIn updates to Twitter (they fit what I like to share on Twitter). However, my “twitter speak”, and tweets, are much more funloving and casual, as they are on Facebook. This is excellent advice for LinkedIn users who may be advised to do otherwise. My business contacts are not interested in knowing what I am doing at various times throughout the day. I like what Raysa said about differentiating between the two.

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for this post, Aaron ! I actually remove people from my network that keep sending their tweets to my LinkedIn news feed :-)

  • Laura says:

    I completely agree with you as they are both two different platforms with different meanings and the auto sync is not favourable and of great use, in my opinion. I have a few connections who do this and to be honest find it fustrating.

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