Twitter’s New Facebook and LinkedIn Apps

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Ever wonder which of your friends from Facebook and LinkedIn are tweeting the day and night away? Until now you pretty much had to perform a search for them or if they were a close friend, you would probably just go ahead and ask them.  That has all changed with Twitter’s upgraded Find Friends application.

The Facebook App

The Facebook app, originally launched in 2007, was limited to publishing tweets on your Facebook profile page.  Now however, this upgrade expands the functionality to allow you to find your friends on Twitter and also to publish your tweets to a Facebook page (presumably a fan page or community page).

Tweets App by LinkedIn

LinkedIn enthusiasts feeling left out? No need as Twitter has also upgraded the Tweets application by LinkedIn to cross reference which of  your connections are on Twitter and follow them directly from the app.

In checking this out, the application is useful as it provides a count of all of your connections who are Twitter users, indicates in the left sidebar how many you are currently following and how many you are not. It also displays the ones that you are not following in the center with their name, photo, headline and Twitter handle.

The app already allowed for tweets to be published to your LinkedIn account and to add your Twitter handle to your LinkedIn profile.

Twitter has also added a new feature where you can save your LinkedIn connections that are on Twitter as a Twitter list (guess the Twitter lists may come in handy someday).

Cross Referencing Connections

The upgrades to both of these applications are definitely time savers.  Connections on LinkedIn should have been cross referenced already however the process was tedious and took a bit of time to search each name. Cross connecting across the platforms helps to build relationships and relationships build business.

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  1. June 24, 2010

    Nabeel | Create Your First Website said:

    Great info. It is amazing how intertwined the web has become.

    It seems everything is connected with each other now. Could someone have imagined this 20 years ago?

    Well, it’s called the ‘web’ for a reason. Everything is connected with each other!

    • June 24, 2010

      Suzanne Vara said:


      It is amazing and before long everything will be connected to one another as technology expands. The platforms that are here now may be a thing of the past in a few years but we are building reputations and connecting to people in ways we have never been able to before.

      It will be interesting to see what the next 20 years brings!


  2. June 24, 2010

    Robert Pickstone said:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Thanks for sharing the info. I agree with what you Nabeel are saying. Never before has there been such an opportunity to connect with others, build credibility and create change.

    The social revolution we are going through is extremely exciting!


    • June 24, 2010

      Nicholas Cardot said:

      I agree with you, Robert. It seems like the people operating these social networking sites are starting to figure out what we want and amazing opportunity to connect and engage with people in new ways are emerging. It really is exciting.

  3. June 25, 2010

    Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing said:

    Handy indeed! I’m not currently using either, but LinkedIn is at the top of the list for next. 🙂