After several years of partnering with each other, Twitter and LinkedIn have decided to part ways.  Their partnership began in 2009, but even a long term relationship such as theirs was not strong enough to keep them together.

After several years of partnering with each other, Twitter and LinkedIn have decided to part ways.  Their partnership began in 2009, but even a long term relationship such as theirs was not strong enough to keep them together.

LinkedIn suffered a huge blow recently when over 6 million users had their password stolen, and this could possibly be one of the reasons why Twitter decided to distant itself from LinkedIn.  Furthermore, a $5 million lawsuit came about when users said that LinkedIn’s security policy had contradictions that did not abide to industry standards.

Secondly, Twitter has amassed such a huge following that it simply doesn’t need or want to share its potential ad revenues with LinkedIn.  Users can post a Tweet directly from LinkedIn, but they can no longer directly share their post to LinkedIn from their Twitter account.

The split could be mutual in every respect, but LinkedIn’s recent security breach suggests that it will take some time for LinkedIn to restore its reputation. 

Source: linkedin.com via mashable.com