It’s about time.
A couple of days ago I saw an article on CNN titled Twitter and LinkedIn hook up. Not much meat there, but some really funny stuff (like the title of the video: “Twitter CEO: We are not a fad” – seriously, that had to be quoted? No, Twitter is not a fad.).
Anyway, I tested it yesterday but it didn’t work for me (when I did the “allow” thing, to allow LinkedIn to tap into Twitter, it looked like it worked but it didn’t). I tried again today and it worked great!
In a nutshell, this allows my tweets to become my LinkedIn status (like I’ve been doing in Facebook forever)… but ONLY if I put the hashtag: #in. In think this is brilliant.. once concern I had was I didn’t want to update my LinkedIn status as frequently as I tweeted, so thank you to whoever designed that and allowed me to control which tweets became the LI status (because “I’m eating a burrito is tweetable, but not really a good LinkedIn status :p). Here’s the permission page for that, and how I left my permissions:
I put a Status Update on LinkedIn and checked Twitter about five seconds later… and it was there – success! Here’s what I saw (I posted this on LinkedIn, and the image below is from my Twitter page):
Once I’m done with this blog post I’ll go to Twitter and tweet it, including the #in hashtag, and it should become my LinkedIn status….
Thanks LinkedIn, for finally implementing this
Oh yeah, if you want to implement this simply login to LinkedIn and on the home page, where you set your status, you’ll see a Twitter checkbox (see below) – check it and it will walk you through the very quick process.