Linkedin Twitter Drops Partnership

LinkedIn announced via a blog post on Friday that Twitter would no longer be partnering with the business-networking site to sync updates from one site to the other.

This ends a partnership that began in 2009. LinkedIn users can still create updates on the site and click a button to share to Twitter as well, but the the reverse is no longer possible.

The LinkedIn post by Ryan Roslansky, head of content products at LinkedIn, pointed to Twitter’s own Friday blog post about “delivering a consistent experience on Twitter.”

It’s possible, though doubtful, that Twitter wants to separate itself from the business networking company after the recent password breach in which 6 million LinkedIn passwords were stolen.

LinkedIn was recently slapped with a $5 million lawsuit by a user who claims LinkedIn deceived its more than 160 million members by having a security policy “in clear contradiction of accepted industry standards for database security.”

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