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Dare to be square: Post your work on LinkedIn
Hello, reporters! I hope you had a decent election week if you’re in the US (I took a week off from TFR).
Whether you’re in the US or not, you have probably heard that Twitter might be crashing, burning, and disappearing into a whirl of smoke. Personally, I’m still on the fence as to whether it’s really going to die, but I do have a potential replacement. After thinking about it, my suggestion is… LinkedIn.
This is a replacement for the networking, work promotion and job update aspects of Twitter - not sharing news with audiences (which Twitter was never actually great for anyway 👀).
I have somewhat accidentally found myself on the LinkedIn homepage lately, and it’s surprisingly in touch with how to share yourself, your work and find fellow minds. In recent years they’ve added social features for bios, projects, links and thoughts. (When I was using Spoonbill, a tool for monitoring Twitter bios, I found that most bio changes were simply job updates - something that LinkedIn obviously excels at.)
So there it is - I know this Twitter debate will keep burning, but if it does go down (and perhaps even if it doesn’t), I would give in to your college advisor’s advice and put content on LinkedIn. Stay in touch, reporters!
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