What are Twitter Lists?
You can create a twitter list in order to group Twitter accounts together. For example, as a member of AWE NI (aspiring women in enterprise Northern Ireland), I have created a Twitter list of fellow AWE members so that I can follow their tweets without all the other twitter chat distracting me.
What kind of lists would you create:
- A list of the other people attending the same conference or event as you
- A list of twitter accounts providing Industry news
- Influencers in your industry
- Services you recommend to others
- Communities of interest to you
- Private Lists – competitors!
You can create public or private lists. If you create a public list, other people can then follow your list. If you want to keep an eye on a particular topic or competitor, you can create a private list that only you can see.
How do you create a list?
When you click Follow on a Twitter account, you will see a little cog beside their Twitter name – if you click on this, a drop-down menu appears. On the Menu you will see ‘Add or Remove from lists’
You can then add this account to an existing list, or create a new one.
So how do you read only from your Twitter Lists?
Go to your profile picture at the top left of the screen
Click on the profile picture
Drop Down Menu – click on Lists
Select the list you want to view
Now your screen should show only tweets from the members of that list.
Feel free to join me on my Twitter lists – you can tweet with me at @SocialBeeNI
For a quick video lesson on more information on using Twitter Lists, watch this video from Constant Contact