Filtering your Twitter feed on LinkedIn

Published on 25 May 2011 at 2:55 pm.
Filed under Social Media.

If you’re like me you like having most of your social media content filter some type of message to Twitter. My belief is that Twitter is all about what you are doing at that very moment, so if you’re posting something to Facebook or Foursquare then that content should automatically get posted on Twitter as well.

But LinkedIn is a different creature all together. Yes, there are times that I liked having stuff from Twitter going to LinkedIn, but that wasn’t always the case. I really don’t think anyone looking at my LinkedIn feed cares about my Foursquare check-ins. Begrudgingly I accepted this when I first set up the connection.

Then the other day I looked at the settings for Twitter on LinkedIn and I saw that they have added a Sharing Tweets filter. You can access this by logging in to your profile and then clicking the Settings option on the drop down on your left under your name. On the Profile tab at the bottom there is a section titled Settings which has a link under it titled Manage your Twitter settings. Clicking on this you can the box under Sharing Tweets that will filter out all tweets that do not have the hashtags #li or #in in them. Very useful! Now I can send Foursquare check-ins to Twitter without them showing up on my LinkedIn feed. I love the control. 🙂

This post was originally published as Filtering your Twitter feed on LinkedIn for The BrandBuilder Company.

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