After 2.5 Years, Twitter Flips LinkedIn the Bird

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Quick, someone queue up Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," because that song describes how LinkedIn must be feeling after Twitter decided it was time to end their two-and-a-half-year partnership and move on.

"Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn starting later today," LinkedIn stated in a blog post. "We know many of you value Twitter as an additional way to broadcast professional content beyond your LinkedIn connections. Moving forward, you will still be able to share your updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn."

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The decision to part ways was all Twitter's. Even though the two don't directly compete with each other (Twitter is a microblogging service and LinkedIn is a social network for professionals), Twitter's Michael Sippey stated in a blog post of his own that his company is focused on "providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools."
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FreeJet replied on Sun, Jul 1 2012 7:45 AM

Stomping My Moods on a Showy-Leaving
(an alternate take on a Robert Frost poem)

Whose tweets these are I think I know
His LinkedIn page is kinda slow
He will not see me Skyping here
To watch his words stomp up the flow

My little mouse must think it q-u-e-e-r
To crop the yawning image sneer
Between the twits and chosen fakes
The darkness leaving in mid-year.

He gives his harkness yells a quake
To bask and glow in some retake
The only other sound's the squeak
Of queazy whines and clowny flakes.

The tweets are homely, stark and cheap
But I have promissory notes to keep
And smiles to show before I weep
And smiles to show before I weep.

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