LinkedIn Beefs Up Twitter Integration

LinkedIn rolled out an update to its Tweets application that allows users of the professional networking service to easily find people they follow on Twitter, view their Twitter accounts and Tweet directly via LinkedIn.

The app also added a Connections to Follow module, which suggests LinkedIn connections to follow on the microblogging service.

Vice president of search and platform products Adam Nash posted on the LinkedIn Blog:

A new tab has been added to Tweets called “Connections.” On this screen, you can see all of your LinkedIn connections who have added Twitter accounts to their LinkedIn profiles. Simple navigation is provided to make it easy to see who you are and aren’t following on Twitter.

You can easily see the Twitter information for any of your connections, follow or unfollow them, and even see a sample of their last tweet by hovering over their Twitter ID.

One of the most useful features of the new Tweets application is the ability to save your LinkedIn connections as a dynamic Twitter list.

When you click the link to save your connections as a Twitter list, LinkedIn will create a private Twitter list for all of your LinkedIn connections who have added Twitter accounts. More important, LinkedIn will automatically keep this list up-to-date, adding and removing Twitter accounts to the list daily based on your LinkedIn connections.

This makes it extremely easy to keep track of what your LinkedIn connections are tweeting about in any Twitter client that supports Twitter lists. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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