Your twitter feed displays all the updates in the last few hours from the people you follow, on twitter you will also find handles for companies, websites and news channel since twitter has become the most popular social media. There are users who check their twitter feed instead of reading the newspaper this is how twitter has impacted on our lives.
One problem many users face is that twitter updates from all the people i follow are clubbed to form a twitter feed and it gets hard to digest all the tweets with lots of information at once. Now what if i just want to view the updates related to mobile devices, political news or new products on shopping sites?. Would it be better if your twitter feed is organized in such a way that only displays twitter updates related to a single topic or a particular group of friends . For example political news, tech news or just your office colleague updates.
Twitter lists feature is a very effective way to consolidate a feed only from few selected twitter users by creating twitter lists, it essentially acts like a category where users get twitter feed updates only from a particular group of twitter users. Here are a few advantages of using twitter lists:
- Organize twitter users you follow into groups and view twitter feed only for a group.
- Add twitter users to lists even if you are not following them.
- Make your twitter lists private or public.
- Add a twitter user to multiple lists.
- The lists are also viewable on twitter client for mobile devices and other twitter based clients for computer.
How to use twitter lists for organised twitter feed
Now that you know the advantages of splitting twitter feed into lists, lets learn how to use twitter effectively with this feature. You must be thinking that the twitter search option can also give the results on the keyword searched but then it includes everything on the web. Lists keep the updates limited to users you follow preventing tweet overload.
Creating a list is easy, login to twitter account => click the icon besides the search bar => select lists and then click on Create list .
Enter the desired list name or the group name to which you will add selected users. Fill in description if you wish, then choose to make twittter list public or private.
- Public lists are created to share with followers or anyone who vistes your twitter profile can view them.
- Private lists are for self managing twitter users, which will be only visible to you.
Adding users to twitter lists
To add users you can continue and add users by searching by name, or use the method below.
Go to https://twitter.com/#!/following to view a list of all the user you follow on twitter.
Click on the button beside “Following” and select “Add or remove from lists”. Check the list name to add it to and click close button on top right corner.
Alaternatively if want to add it to a new list for this then click “Create List”.
Viewing twitter feed from a list
Now that you know how to organise the twitter users into respective lists. You can view the twitter feed of users added under individual lists.
Login to twitter account => click the icon besides the search bar => select lists to view all the lists. Click on any of the list to view tweets from the list. Whenever you follow a new user on twitter make sure you add them to one of your twitter lists right away and dont forget to add Techx64 twitter feed to your list.
The regular twitter feed gives you consolidated news from all the users while if you wish to check twitter updates from a particular set of users Lists are advantageous.