Twitter Blocked from Following Facebook Friends
Twitter June 23 made it possible for its 190 million-plus users to find and follow their Facebook friends that use the microblog service. Facebook then turned around and blocked the functionality, Twitter said. The idea is to promote link, photo and general content sharing between the leading microblog service and the leading social network, both of which have millions of users in common.Twitter June 23 made it possible for its 190 million-plus users to find and follow Facebook friends that also use the microblog service. The company, satisfying a heavily requested feature, upgraded its Facebook application to show Twitter users what Facebook friends of there are on Twitter. Users may then save them to a Twitter List and post tweets to a Facebook profile and Facebook Pages.
One small problem though: this functionality isn't working. Twitter Product Manager Josh Elman noted at 6:15 PDT June 23 that:
No such integration issues exist between Twitter and LinkedIn, whose 70 million users got the Twitter treatment last November. Thanks to the Tweets application from LinkedIn, users can see which of their LinkedIn connections are on Twitter and follow them from the app. The app also lets users save their LinkedIn connections as a list, post tweets to LinkedIn, and add their Twitter account to their LinkedIn profile.