Thanks to an announcement today, this entire blog post is obsolete. Let us all take a moment of silence to remember the chaos once inflicted upon us by serial cross posters.
Now go and share some relevant content with your professional connections. As Linkedin recommends:
“Initiate the conversation on LinkedIn.”
Wow! What a concept!
Many of my words of advice originate from my own user experience; and, frankly, it is annoying to login to my LinkedIN account only to see tons of updates from one person.
A message is only appropriate within the confines of the venue and the expectations within that venue.
During a #SMFastFwd chat in early December 2010, one of the participants made a great observation:
I like to say that Twitter is like a bar, FB is yr living room & LinkedIn is the local chamber of commerce. There r differences. #smfastfwd
People expect a high level of noise in a bar just as they expect a high volume of messages on twitter. And if LinkedIN is the chamber of commerce or any other such place, then expectations differ. I expect relevant, business-like information when I view my LinkedIN feed.