If you have ever attempted to keep up with the constant flow of twitter updates, you're sure to be lost within 5 seconds flat. It's incredible how much people have to say and how quickly the updates just keep on coming.
This simple twitter tip was made for the newby in mind.
But before I explain why twitter lists are important, you're probably wondering why you might even want to be a part of this insanity. Here's my quick and number one answer. LEADS
Social media is all about networking and if you have a business or practice you better be utilizing it. The main goal is to drive prospects to your website and get them to love you. Aside for paying for advertising and hoping that someone will stumble upon your website, social media is the number one way (at least in my eyes) to drive traffic to your site.
A twitter list is a great way to keep groups of people in one place. Why would you want to do this? Let's say you're following a number of different types of content curators. Inspirational, Health Conscious, Medical etc. It would be impossible to sit there going through your newsfeed because it just moves way too fast. You also don't want to sit there clicking through each person you're following it's just not possible. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list will show you a stream of Tweets from that particular group of people. This makes it easier to re-tweet on a particular subject plus you don't have to necessarily follow them.
Below are details to help you create your twitter list
To create a list:
- Go to your Lists page. This can be done via the profile icon drop down menu in the top right navigation bar or by going to your profile page and clicking on Lists.
- Click Create list.
- Enter the name of your list, a short description of the list, and select if you want the list to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can subscribe to the list).
- Click Save list.
For a more in depth explanation of updating, following and sharing lists check out twitter's official blog post here.