Twitter is a fast paced social media networking service that allows you to connect with your friends, family, blogs and brands. However, the more your Twitter feed grows, the harder it can become to keep up and the likelihood of you missing something increases. With all of the action your Twitter stream is receiving you’ll want to stay on top of what’s going on. A Twitter list is a great solution for your both your personal and business accounts.
A Twitter list is a “curated list of Twitter users” that can be used as a go to for many of your social media networking needs. By creating a Twitter list, you are able to keep up with a select group of Twitter users. A list will show a stream of tweets from only the select group of users included within the list. Twitter lists are not for sending direct messages to select users, but as a means of compiling information in one Twitter stream for easy viewing.
To create a list, simply visit your personal Twitter list page. Click create list. Enter the list name, short description and whether you’d like your list to be public or private and then save your list. You can add users to the list by clicking on the gear icon on a select users profile and then click add to list. Easy peasy, right?
The options for utilizing a Twitter list are limitless, but here a few common ways Twitter lists are used: temporary lists, everyday lists, and business lists. Within each category of lists, there are many different ways you could benefit by using one.
Temporary Lists (use for a short period of time and delete)
Note: To delete a Twitter list, simply visit the lists’ tab on your Twitter profile page, select the list you’d like to delete and select the delete option.
Everyday lists can be used for organizing and easily finding and connecting with specific brands, bloggers, people, niches, communities, celebrities and geographical locations.
Twitter Lists for Business
In what ways could you use a Twitter list? We’d love to hear your ideas, please leave a comment below.
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