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  • Writer's pictureDouglas Kennedy

What My Friends on LinkedIn are Missing on Twitter

I recently revived my Twitter account. Now, I love LinkedIn, so before all the LinkedIn people get upset, hear me out.

According to a Hubspot study of 5,000 businesses, LinkedIn is 277% more effective at lead generation than Facebook and Twitter. So, it’s a great place to connect with other professionals and get potential leads. There is no doubt about that. 

Here are my impressions from Twitter after just a few weeks on the platform again: 

The Community

It’s easy to get into a community of startup founders, creators, and marketing professionals. Yes, there are a lot of them, but I find they are more likely to respond to comments and messages than on LinkedIn. 

The Discussion

The discussion is a lot more intense, and that can be a good thing. Everyone on LinkedIn is trying to look professional and I respect that. So, if you say something that people don't like, they will definitely let you know about it ASAP.

The Public Forum

You actually feel like you are part of a continuous discussion. It feels more like a forum and a conversation than LinkedIn.

On Twitter, I feel like I’ve been dropped into a conversation that I haven’t necessarily “earned” to be a part of. I can discuss theology with my favorite pastors, ask questions of my favorite creators, and learn business strategy from my favorite startup founders. And yes, they respond personally. I’ve experienced the same thing on LinkedIn to some degree, but it took me A LOT longer to create it.

Which do you prefer? Do you agree with my impressions? Why or why not?


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