This week Twitter and Linkedin united to share status updates across their mass social media networks. I was thrilled, as I love both communities. As soon as the functionality was released, I was on my Linkedin profile attempting to unite the two applications. And for a moment, I quickly fell out of love with them and all the social ramblings they represent.
At first, the process was bug ridden and would not connect my profiles. I am fairly savvy on the computer, so I knew this was not user error. It was just a few bumps in a pretty elaborate launch. I waited a day and returned with hopes of more status updates, tweets, and social musings than I could stand. I was elated to find the bugs of launch resolved and my Linkedin and Twitter accounts are now tied together in one big social media love-fest.
My only problem is, well, me. I start chatting on Twitter and sending my comments back and forth with other Twitter peeps, only to realize this is all hitting my Linkedin profile. I received a Linkedin email from my buddy Norm that was commenting on one of my Twitter tweets. Okay, maybe I need to tone down my tweets little, but the ability to share this content is fabulous. I’m in social media heaven and the feature was just launched.
So take my warning fellow social media junkies, you need to think twice before you connect Twitter and Linkedin. If you are job searching on Linkedin, but socializing on Twitter, think twice before you connect your virtual lives.
Now that this marriage has occurred, what could be next? That would be Linkedin for your mobile device. Ah, the world of social media just continues to get better all the time.