Twitter ends partnership with Linkedin

June 30th, 20120 Comments »

Twitter ends their partnership with LinkedIn and some are wondering how it it will affect LinkedIn.

I can tell you that for the first time that I can remember, I can’t access LinkedIn right now.  I get a message saying to, “Sit tight. We’re taking a moment to clean things up”. I get the same message if I try to go directly to my profile page.

I’m not sure if the above is related however my 2 cents, at least from my perspective, is that it will not matter much.

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You see in my case, I have a number of blogs that I operate, Chellie’s World – which focuses on the casino gaming industry and anything else I feel talking about, Las Vegas World News, a blog that brings the most interesting news to my readers and Celebrity Feast, a blog where I dish on the latest celebrity gossip, news and rumors and quite frankly  I can say nearly anything I want on it.

I have the requisite separate twitter and facebook accounts for each blog and after trying a few different solutions,  I finally found a way to have my blog posts posted to facebook and twitter using Twitterfeed.  Although Twitterfeed can be a little slow, it works for me.

The issue I ran in to is with LinkedIn.  To me, LinkedIn is a professional networking site.  It’s not the type of site that I want all my tweets going to.  There are only certain tweets that that I wanted to post to LinkedIn.  Maybe I was in the minority but the whole integration between Twitter and LinkedIn did not work for me.

I experimented with a variety of ways of only posting certain tweets to LinkedIn using both the LinkedIn and Twitter interface and it just never worked right.

My solution was that I created another RSS feed via feedburner and then within the twitterfeed dashboard, I  set up parametes so that only certain blog posts are posted to LinkedIn.

Is it a perfect solution? No but overall it does work for me.

How will it affect you?

 

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About Chellie Cervone

A Las Vegas "native" by way of New York, I'm a professional blogger who favors all things Las Vegas and offers a unique, witty and sometimes controversial perspective. You can count on me to tell it like it is. Please visit my other sites Las Vegas World News and Celebrity Feast Connect with me on Google+ Chellies World on Google+

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