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LinkedIn and Twitter have Linked Up

– by James Roughton

twitter and linkedin

LinkedIn is implementing something new for those of us who use Twitter. With the new feature you will now be able to tweet your LinkedIn status to your Twitter followers or automatically post your tweets as your LinkedIn status. With the new features you can communicate both ways.

It is easy to add your Twitter account to LinkedIn. All you have to do is go to “Home” and you will see a Twitter symbol below your “Network Updates.” When you link with Twitter, Twitter will ask you to verify your account name and password. And once your account is verified you will be asked how you would like to share your tweets in LinkedIn status. LinkedIn will ask you which Twitter account you would like to share. This is assuming that you have multiple accounts where you will have a drop down menu. You have several options:

  • Yes, share all tweets
  • Share only tweets that contain #in or #li – See explanation below.
  • Or not to share tweets at all

Here is an excerpt from LinkedIn Twitter discussion on Hashtags: “Hashtags (#) are a way to provide additional context for your tweets. Use #in or #li to publish your Twitter updates to your LinkedIn status. Just make “#in” part of your tweet (for example, “Working on a new blog post about design optimization. #in”), and it will be displayed as your LinkedIn status. These can be added to your tweets at any time and will override your sharing settings. If your tweet is personal and you don’t wish to share it with your professional crowd, just exclude #in or #li.”

There is one important thing that you must do to ensure that you can send tweets from Twitter to LinkedIn. You must check your Twitter account to make sure that it set up as public. To do this log into your Twitter account and go to Twitter settings and make sure that the “Protect my tweets” box is not checked.

In a statement from LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, they conclude that their sites go together like “chocolate and peanut butter.”

This is great new enhancement!

Do you use LinkedIn and/or Twitter for Business?
(please share your insights with us)

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Tweetburner

-by James Roughton

Tweetburner

tweetburner

How would you like to track your posts?  Then you may want to look at Tweetburner.  Tweetburner allows you to post directly to your Twitter account from your web browser.  The nice thing about this site is that it will shorten, share, and track your posting to Twitter.

To get started, all you have to do is create a FREE account.  Once you are registered you will see a button on the Front Page, called a bookmarklet, that you can drag to your toolbar.  Once you have this bookmarklet on you toolbar, you will be able to post a customized message and then link any site that you wish to share. Tweetburner calls this post “Twurl this.”

On your Front Page you have the following options:

  • Recently shared Links
  • Most popular Twurls in the last hour
  • Top 10 URLs with most clicks in the last hour

Across the top primary links you will see menus items for:

  • Your stats
  • Archive
  • Settings
  • Sign out

For those who post to FriendFeed, there is also support.  You can post to either Twitter or FriendFeed or to both at the same time.

I hope that you find this site useful.

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RSS2twitter

– by James Roughton

RSS2Twitter

rss2twitter

There is a lot of debate about automating posting to Twitter.  However, If you are some one who wants to put your Twitter on autopilot, here is a cool site that will help you publish your content to twitter automatically, directly from any RSS feeds.

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Post Videos to Twitter Using Screenr

Screenr

-by James Roughton

screenr

I just found this nice on-line video recording software called screenr (Screenr).  There are no downloads required and you can record on your PC or Mac.  You can also play your videos anywhere on the web and also on your iPhone.

You can record a 5 min video and then post it directly to Twitter.  No editing required.  Basically, you can record anything that you see on the screen.

There is a 1 min tutorial on the front page of the site that will provide you a great overview.  The nice thing about it is that the site will store your videos and when someone clicks on your Twitter posting, they will be linked to screenr and will be able to see your posted video.

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Tweet Alarm

Tweet Alarm

– by James Roughton

Did you know that you can get an alert in your email when someone tweets about your company, your product, or anything that interests you?  Did I mention that it is FREE?

tweetalarm

Tweet Alarm (Tweet Alarm) is a simple system.  Once  you sign up, you can create your alerts.  Note that I have set alerts for Social Media and Social Networking.  At the bottom of the page you can decide on the frequency that you want to see the emails:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Twice per day
  • As often as you find tweets

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Digsby

Digsby: IM’s, Email, and Social Networking

– by James Roughton

I just read about this new Digsby application.  According to the offical website,  they allege that this new release includes a redesigned Twitter interface unlike any Twitter client.   The following are some highlights that are noted about digsby:

  • Clean Interface: Single column user interface that doesn’t take up your whole screen
  • Follow the Conversation: Tweets are shown in chronological order so you read the conversation as it happens
  • Stay Organized: Whenever you open Twitter, Digsby brings you right where you left off so you can continue reading the conversation without missing a tweet
  • Prioritize People: Conquer information overload by filtering groups of users out of the main timeline so it is the most useful view and not the most cluttered
  • Powerful Popups: Reply and Retweet right from popup notifications so you can stay on task and stay in the loop

On the digsby’s home page you can watch a cool video of the application.  The site also includes many screen shots.  One thing that I like about digsby the most is that it is FREE.  digsby also has an affiliate program, so if you sign up and get approved you will get $ 1.00 each time someone downloads and installs the software.

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