nice blog post but as you already know it is not correct that you can't post all your tweets to your LinkedIn profile. The simple solution is to use this recipe http://ifttt.com/recipes/43031
I understand and respect your opinion about whether people should post all their tweets to their LinkedIn profile. I have a lot of people thanking me for posting my tweets to my LinkedIn profile. Many of them are people who don't tweet and this way they receive lots of great content according to them.As I mentioned on Twitter if some of my connections find it to disturbing then they have the option to disconnect from me.
I guess you can't make everybody happy all the time.
Congratulations on an excellent blog in general.
@catalystpart I'm familiar with IFTTT, as you indicate. I also wrote this the day that Twitter disconnected and people weren't using IFTTT recipes for it yet, and I was desperately hoping it would not be. As you can see from the comments here (and the comments I got on LinkedIn itself when I posted about it), a great number of people dislike it.
Perhaps you tweet only excellent content, but I still feel extremely strongly about this. Not every Tweet belongs on LinkedIn, and an excellent middle ground is to create an IFTTT recipe that does what Selective Tweets used to do - only posting tweets with #LI or #in at the end. I don't see how posting what +K a person gave someone or a faceplant .gif that someone posted to their Tumblr belongs on LinkedIn.
I did look at your Twitter stream, and while you are primarily posting good content, you posted 9 things in one minute about half an hour ago, according to Twitter. If we were connected on LinkedIn, I wouldn't be able to see anything that anyone else had posted if I went to LinkedIn at that time, because the entire feed would be your imported Tweets. That is not valuable to me.
You are correct, I have the option to disconnect with a person who does that. But I also think that people should use discretion in automation and cross-posting. Not all automation is bad. Not all cross-posting is bad. But blanket anything is - automating one's entire Twitter feed and cross-posting everything (and you are by NO means the only person who does this, and, as I noted, your Tweets contain more quality than many others I see) - to me, at worst, spammy and at best, lazy.
All that said, I truly appreciate your conversation and how polite you were about it - far too many people would not be. I know I can come across as rather strident and brusque, but I'm from New York, so I can't always help that. Just ask @dannybrown ;)
@AmyVernon Hi Amy, we all have our pet peeves that we defend strongly so please don't worry about coming across strident and/or brusque. I 'read' your frustration and I was quite OK with your tone :)While I appreciate that you have many positive comments here and on LinkedIn about the LinkedIn and Twitter divorce it does not necessarily represent the majority. I have never had a complaint from anybody I'm connected with on LinkedIn but only positive feedback so it's difficult for me to justify a change.As I mentioned earlier I appreciate and respect your opinion and will take it into consideration but please don't hold your breath :)
ps. I guess we'll never connect on LinkedIn :(