AU MA Social Media

A class blog about social media.

The New Twitter API Rules: Twitter and LinkedIn

Posted by nbalkhjav on July 31, 2012

We briefly talked about the new twitter API rules in class this evening. I’ve heard about it before, but paid little attention to what actually changed. Twitter tightened its API rules on June 29th 2012 and its first round of change was related to LinkedIn. Twitter had three-year agreement with LinkedIn that allowed tweets to auto-publish to LinkedIn. Now, Twitter users’ tweets can no longer automatically get published on their LinkedIn pages. Users who want to publish on both websites simultaneously will have to publish on LinkedIn, and then use the sharing tools on there to send updates to Twitter. Although it is more complicated and involves more stages, it will save many people from unnecessary problems while job-hunting.

Twitter representative Michael Sippey said that the company is tightening its API rules with the partners to give Twitter users a “consistent Twitter experience.” For the most updated API Rules, go to



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: