• http://www.jobvite.com Dan Finnigan

    This development is a win for employers, recruiters and job seekers alike. The connection between LinkedIn and Twitter makes it easier for employers to publicize open jobs to their networks and gain more valuable referrals. Recruiters can easily find and see a more complete picture of prospective candidates. Job seekers can enhance their marketability by combining the immediacy of their Twitter updates with the richness of their LinkedIn profiles in one easy step.

    The connection between LinkedIn and Twitter is a perfect example of how social recruiting takes place among many social networks – and services that connect these platforms provide a big value to recruiters and job seekers.

    The velocity of hiring and recruiting is driving the adoption of social recruiting – companies are quick to eliminate jobs and quick to add them back. Jobseekers want have a leg up and be first when jobs open up. Social recruiting via this “live” and high quality distribution channel can be very effective.

    Dan Finnigan

  • http://www.the-linkedin-speaker.com/blog/ pat omalley

    Good article, but there are still real limitations to LinkedIn status updates, like the fact that you can only see someone’s last post, and the fact that you can only see a maximum of 10.

    I just wrote a blog post with my wish list at http://www.the-linkedin-speaker.com/blog/2009/11/11/linkedin-and-twitter-now-cross-post-status-updates/

  • Jennifer Green

    Twitter user’s are older than you think…

    “What is interesting is that it is not the 18-to-24-year-olds, the traditional social media early adopters, that are driving Twitter growth—25-to-54-year-olds are.”

    http://social-media-optimization.com/2009/05/twitter-demographics/