It’s Blogger Tip Tuesday and this week I’m talking about using Twitter lists. Do you use Twitter? Do you follow more than 100 people? Than you should probably think about how to manage your Twitter account. What do I mean by “manage your Twitter account?” Read on!
Once I started following hundreds (now over a thousand) of people on Twitter, I began to get overwhelmed. I mean, it was (and is) a LOT to keep up with. Finally, I saw someone reference Twitter lists and I got curious. It turns out, by using TweetDeck (and other services, I’m sure, but I use TweetDeck) you can create lists of the people you follow and then have an easy way to read those people’s tweets. This is so, so simple. Let me show you how it works:
First you’ll need to click the Twitter handle of the person you’d like to add to a list. Then you click on the icon that looks like a little person. That brings up a drop down menu where you can click “add or remove from lists.”
Then you will see a list where you can choose what list to add your follower to (or you can create a new list).
You can do this with all your followers and help to streamline your Twitter timeline. I like to use lists so that I don’t miss tweets from my personal friends but still get a glimpse of my larger timeline. Honestly, with so many people that I follow, lists are the only way to manage my social media time.
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Do you use lists to manage your Twitter account?