LinkedIN status updates are dying
Allow me to explain.
It used to be that the status updates on LinkedIN were actually quite useful, to see what people were up to, get a snapshot of what they are/were working on… but alas no more.
Given the option to link a twitter account to LinkedIN (good) most people have chosen to send ALL tweets to LinkedIN (bad) rather than use the selective “#in” option which only sends selected tweets to LinkedIN (good).
The status updates are all RT’s (the twitter version of forwards) and off topic, no where near as useful as it used to be.
To me, it devalues the activity stream quite a bit – which is kind of a pity as the other things on there are still great – Q+A, groups, events…
Have you noticed this too, or is it just my network of people?
Please, if you link twitter and Facebook together use the selective updates function – make sure your messages are “fit for purpose”, does everything you tweet, really need to be on LinkedIN?
Select “edit my profile”, then click on the “edit” link next to your twitter username and select the option highlighted below.
Next time you want to send something to LinkedIn just include “#in” in your message.
Thanking you in advance… Luke.
Luke Williams on LinkedIN – I run 1/2 day LinkedIN courses in London and Bournemouth if you’d like to make more of this great business platform.
Agreed random twitter feeds are totally unprofessional and not what linked in is about.
Good call Luke. I agree. Keep it professional!