Do not link your Twitter account to your LinkedIn account.
Tweets attached to your LinkedIn Profile drive me insane. Your LinkedIn profile is like your resume. How much crap do you want to put on there?
Look, I know you’re a smart, sarcastic person. Why else would you be reading this blog? But there’s something terribly wrong when I start seeing those hilarious tweets next to your resume.
Would you talk that way to your boss? To your clients? Because that’s what you’re doing when you allow those tweets to get pulled into your LinkedIn profile.
When you automate your tweets to LinkedIn, it shows everyone that you don’t care about the medium and audience. You’re more concerned with blasting your messages out than who might actually be reading them.
It sucks to take an extra thirty seconds to share something on LinkedIn. I know. I do it every day even though I think no one ever reads them. But I know that I’ve segmented that status to appeal to my professional and business network rather than just being a sarcastic asshole.
So, if you’re going to update LinkedIn, take the time to compose a specific message just for that audience. That’s all I ask.
Also, I’m still seeing links to your crappy porn on your LinkedIn profile thanks to your automated tweets. Be grateful no one actually reads LinkedIn updates except for me. Otherwise, we’d all be talking about your depraved tastes.
So go unlink your Twitter and LinkedIn profiles. Then come here and tell me the worst thing you saw on LinkedIn thanks to Twitter. I want to know how many other people have to deal with porn on LinkedIn.