Twitter and LinkedIn hook up

Social networking sites sign agreement to let users share information across both platforms.

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NEW YORK ( -- "Guinness with Tim, Jon and Richard at LIC Bar. Great Monday night in NYC. See ya tomorrow."

That's what a Twitter user posted on the microblogging site early on Tuesday morning. And in the next few days, that post could also show up on the person's LinkedIn profile.

But would you want the "tweets" of your evening escapades to show up where future employers or professional contacts can see them?

LinkedIn and Twitter are betting you might. On Tuesday, they announced a partnership that will allow users to share information across both social-networking platforms.

Linkedin is an online social networking site for professionals, where members post resumes and communicate about jobs and business opportunities. Twitter, on the other hand, is an online service designed to help friends stay connected via 140-character tweets. It has developed a reputation as both a revolutionary new mode of communication and a public forum for mundane information.

The new agreement allows Twitter users to automatically broadcast their tweets to a message board on LinkedIn. And LinkedIn users will be able to have their status updates sent directly to their Twitter feed.

"When you set your status on Linkedin you can now tweet it as well, amplifying it to your followers and real-time search services like Twitter Search and Bing," said Allen Blue, LinkedIn's vice president of product strategy, in a post on the company's blog.

For its part, Twitter is hoping the partnership will give it access to a growing number of job seekers online.

"More and more, people are finding that the persona they create for themselves on the Web is part of their resume in many ways," added Biz Stone, co-founder and creative director of Twitter, in a video posted on LinkedIn's company blog.  To top of page

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