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Twitter drops partnership with LinkedIn

Since 2009, Twitter and LinkedIn has worked together on allowing users of the professional social network to publish tweets to their LinkedIn profiles. This two and a half year partnership is being dropped by Twitter says a LinkedIn Blog Post.

Twitter consumer product chief Michael Sippey wrote in a post on Twitter’s developer blog that the changes were part of a move to deliver a “core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.”

Twitter has been gradually moving to push out partners who display tweets on their websites, but those efforts have been primarily focused on mobile clients, where Twitter’s been emphasizing its own offerings.

Users will still be able to post updates on LinkedIn and broadcast those updates to Twitter, but content-sharing won’t go the other way. To do this – Compose your update, check the box with the Twitter icon, and click “Share.” This will automatically push your update to both your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers just as you’ve been able to do previously.

What’s bizarre, though, is that Twitter just upgraded its own Facebook app, which crossposts tweets to users’ Facebook profiles—exactly what LinkedIn has been doing, with Twitter’s blessing, since 2009.

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