Twitter feed to LinkedIn?

I know we have talked about this issue before and on a few different Twitter chats, but I’m still wondering about this.

Should you have your Twitter feed linked to your LinkedIn profile?

I got a LinkedIn message a few months ago from a professor saying it was unprofessional to have my Twitter feed linked to my LinkedIn because it was clogging up the feed and some of my tweets were basically irrelevant. She also send this same message to another student at our university. We both unlinked our Twitter feeds quickly.

After I did unlink the feed, I starting thinking. I keep my Twitter VERY professional. I do not post anything insulting, dirty, etc. I talk to people, participate in chats and post news. I think that’s pretty professional.

I don’t think Twitter feeds really clog up LinkedIn, but I did opt out of feeding my Twitter feed to my LinkedIn. If I want to post something from my Twitter to LinkedIn, I just used the #in hashtag and it goes to LinkedIn now.

What do you guys think? I would love some other opinions (take the poll!)

28 thoughts on “Twitter feed to LinkedIn?

  1. It depends on who follows you/is linked to you on each platform. If a message is relevant to both groups, then go for it. If it is not relevant to both, and contains language that would be confusing (ie. “RT @username: ……. #twittercampaign” going out to Linked In users), then I would say no.

    Like most online networks, you set your rules, you control your voice, you set your objectives – ultimately how you achieve your objectives is down to your judgement.

    Thanks

    Rob

    1. I think the message is relevant to both groups but since I tweet SO much it could be overwhelming I think. We do set our own rules, good point! Thank you for your input :]

  2. It depends on who follows you/is linked to you on each platform. If a message is relevant to both groups, then go for it. If it is not relevant to both, and contains language that would be confusing (ie. “RT @username: ……. #twittercampaign” going out to Linked In users), then I would say no.
    Like most online networks, you set your rules, you control your voice, you set your objectives – ultimately how you achieve your objectives is down to your judgement.
    Thanks
    Rob

  3. For me, it’s not that it’s not professional, it’s also the volume of tweets. If you tweet a lot one day, those all get sent to LinkedIn. And I subscribe to my LinkedIn RSS, so I see all those in Google Reader. It can get cumbersome.

    1. I tweet SO much I just unlinked it since some of it wasn’t exactly relevant all the time, especially inside jokes and such. Thanks for commenting and reading! I loveee Google Reader!

  4. For me, it’s not that it’s not professional, it’s also the volume of tweets. If you tweet a lot one day, those all get sent to LinkedIn. And I subscribe to my LinkedIn RSS, so I see all those in Google Reader. It can get cumbersome.

  5. I try to be selective about what Tweets hit my LI (and FB) company page as well, but if you’re pretty constant and professional about your tweeting, I don’t see a reason not to do it.

  6. I get positive responses from those NOT on Twitter when I post something from Twitter to my LinkedIn. As long as it’s not nonsense, I think it is fine. Many of the people I am connected with on LinkedIn also have Twitter, so I see their messages as well.

    It’s ultimately your choice, but I don’t see an issue of connected the two.

    1. That’s a good point, I do get comments on LinkedIn from people who don’t see what I post on Twitter, even if they do have a Twitter. After hearing all this, I’m not sure if I should link it back or not! Thanks for commenting :]

  7. I get positive responses from those NOT on Twitter when I post something from Twitter to my LinkedIn. As long as it’s not nonsense, I think it is fine. Many of the people I am connected with on LinkedIn also have Twitter, so I see their messages as well.
    It’s ultimately your choice, but I don’t see an issue of connected the two.

    1. That’s a good point, I do get comments on LinkedIn from people who don’t see what I post on Twitter, even if they do have a Twitter. After hearing all this, I’m not sure if I should link it back or not! Thanks for commenting :]

  8. Hey Lauren! I think it really depends on how often you tweet, and what you tweet about. For example, if you only tweet say 10 times a week, and they are all professional in nature, then it’s probably fine to keep it linked.

    But my goodness, can you imagine how it would be for anyone on LinkedIn if a couple of their contacts were in #blogchat and sending their tweets to LinkedIn! 😉

    I think a good compromise is to just add the #in hashtag to the tweets that you want to go to your LinkedIn profile.

    1. Thanks Mack! The other night in blog chat, I think seriously 80% of my feed WAS #blogchat so I can imagine someone’s LinkedIn feed from that!

      I think the compromise is the #in hashtag that sends things to LinkedIn too. Like Jason said, you can get comments on LinkedIn from people not on Twitter, so it is important to send things there too. Thanks for reading and sharing!

  9. Hey Lauren! I think it really depends on how often you tweet, and what you tweet about. For example, if you only tweet say 10 times a week, and they are all professional in nature, then it’s probably fine to keep it linked.
    But my goodness, can you imagine how it would be for anyone on LinkedIn if a couple of their contacts were in #blogchat and sending their tweets to LinkedIn! 😉
    I think a good compromise is to just add the #in hashtag to the tweets that you want to go to your LinkedIn profile.

    1. Thanks Mack! The other night in blog chat, I think seriously 80% of my feed WAS #blogchat so I can imagine someone’s LinkedIn feed from that!
      I think the compromise is the #in hashtag that sends things to LinkedIn too. Like Jason said, you can get comments on LinkedIn from people not on Twitter, so it is important to send things there too. Thanks for reading and sharing!

  10. I think it is ok for a person or company to link their tweets to the LinkedIn profiles as long as it is appropriate to their connections. There is a way to make your settings so that you can send your tweets by including the #in hashtag.

    1. Hi Chris! That’s what I do now, I have unlinked my full Twitter feed to my LinkedIn and only tweets with the #in hashtag make it to LinkedIn. Like Mack said, I think that’s the best compromise!

  11. I think it is ok for a person or company to link their tweets to the LinkedIn profiles as long as it is appropriate to their connections. There is a way to make your settings so that you can send your tweets by including the #in hashtag.

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