Twitter V LinkedIn: Much Ado About Nothing?

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There has been a lot of noise over the last week about Twitter revoking access to their API to LinkedIn. It was billed as a battle of the social media channels, with Twitter choosing to flex their not inconsiderable muscle towards LinkedIn and taking a stand. Most of what was written was actually rubbish. I was surprised by the quality of some of the names who chose to get involved. Lets take a close look at what has actually happened.

Twitter have chosen to disable a feature that was massively unpopular. That being the ability to post tweets direct to your LinkedIn profile. A few months ago LinkedIn chose to remove the twitter app from those available to use with your profile. The reason given was that the users hardly used it and it was only cluttering up the app suite. On the most part this app was preety useless…

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