By Susan Stilwell –
Twitter can be a fun and informative social media tool, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. Of the dozens of tweets in my Twitter feed, I’m only interested in a handful. Thankfully, Twitter provides a handy filtering tool.
Lists are a quick and easy way to organize your Twitter feed. Lists can be public or private, and you can assign the same person to multiple lists. Assigning someone to a list doesn’t remove them from your Twitter feed; it just gives you the opportunity to find them more easily.
For instance, you might assign your family members to a private list titled “Family.” When you click on that list, only those family members’ tweets are shown.
If you follow people like Michael Hyatt, Seth Godin or John Maxwell, you might include them in a list titled “Leadership Quotes.”
Consider making your list public if you want others to see it. I recently returned from a mission trip and created a public list with all the folks from our tour. It’s an easy way to stay connected.
1. Go to your profile page, click “Lists” then “Create List” and then give it a title.
2. Pull up the profile page of the person you want to add to your list.
3. Click the drop-down menu and select “Add or remove from lists.”
Once your list is created, it’s accessible through the Twitter app on your smart phone or handheld device.
Now instead of sorting through a cluttered Twitter news feed, you can pull up the tweets you’re really interested in!
When Susan left her job as a computer analyst to stay home with her two toddlers, she figured she’d used her technical knowledge for the last time. Twenty years later, she’s pairing that knowledge with wit and humor as she explains technical concepts in easy-to-understand terms. She also has experience with a variety of social media platforms, which makes her a welcome contributor to the LivingBetterat50+ team. A seasoned Bible teacher, speaker, and devotional writer, Susan shares her insights on her inspirational site, www.susanstilwell.com.