Twitter has been making a few changes in the way it works with other social networks lately. Recently improving its usability and linking to the Facebook feed and now changing their third party development rules.
The changes in third party development rules are not completely clear yet but it is clear that Twitter does not want to work with developers who are simply reproducing a Twitter experience on their application.
This change has caused LinkedIn to make a quick change to their system. They will allow people to tweet from LinkedIn to their Twitter profile but they are not allowing Twitter to send their tweets back into LinkedIn. LinkedIn took the time to blog about the changes and how they will impact LinkedIn users:
How can I continue to share updates on both LinkedIn and Twitter?
Simply start your conversation on LinkedIn. 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 before.
What changes can I expect to see on LinkedIn?
Any conversation you start on Twitter will no longer be automatically shared with your LinkedIn network, even if you synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
In general this will change the way most people manage their LinkedIn and Twitter profiles and may mean that we need to invest more time into managing these online social profiles.
In the future we may also see this impacting applications like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite and other twitter clients, but we will have to wait a while to see how this really impacts the social media industry.