Ending a two-year partnership, micro-blogging site Twitter, has cut off tweets on the professional social network site LinkedIn.
Twitter, which lets users broadcast 140-character status updates or tweets in real time has had a partnership with LinkedIn since 2009.
"If you had previously synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, and selected the option to share Tweets on LinkedIn, those Tweets generated from Twitter will no longer appear on LinkedIn," Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn head of content, said in a blog post. "There will be no other changes to your LinkedIn experience," Roslansky assured LinkedIn users.
However, LinkedIn users would still be able to post updates to Twitter from LinkedIn. Twitter posts would however not feature on LinkedIn.
The move forms part of a larger initiative at Twitter to create stricter requirements for developers who use the company's application programming interface (API). An API is a tools set that allows third-party developers write custom programs for a service.
With the new requirements Twitter wants to encourage developers to build apps on Twitter's website. According to the company it would "more thoroughly enforce" its 'developer rules of the road'. The micro-blogging site wants to ensure consistency of branding across the internet, whether tweets are read on the site or at a third-party client.