Twitter is a microblogging platform that allows you to engage your audience using 140 characters or less. It’s a great platform for building community and connecting with people who share your interests.
It also allows you to follow people without them needing to respond or accept your request. And people can follow you in the same way. This provides an easy way to connect with a lot of people quickly.
But what do you do with all these connections once you have them? How do you keep up with everyone? How do you keep track of what people are posting?
You probably will not want to keep track of everyone, but you will want to follow a select group of people.
That is where creating lists in Twitter can really help. Lists allow you to segment the people you are following into specific categories and more easily keep track of what they are saying.
Here is how you create a list in Twitter:
1. Go to your Profile tab on your Twitter page and select “Lists” from the dropdown menu. The Profile tab is located in the top right hand side of your page with the little head image and the down arrow next to it.
2. Click “Create List”.
3. Enter the name of your list, a short description, and whether you want the list to be private or public. Note: The name of your list cannot exceed 25 characters and cannot start with a numerical character.
4. Click “Save List”.
To add people to your list:
1. Go to the Search box at the top of the page and type in someone’s name you would like to add to your list.
2. Once you find them, click on their profile picture. This will bring up this person’s user profile.
3. Now click on the little head icon located next to the Follow button on their profile and select “Add or remove from lists …”.
4. Click the list you want to add them to and select the “X” in the top right corner of the popup and they are added to your list.
That’s it. You now have a segmented list you can use for research, engaging your selected audience, and creating more time to work on other things in your business as a result of having your Twitter profile more organized.