Whenever I discuss Twitter with clients and friends, inevitably, the topic of tweet volume comes up.
“It’s like drinking from a firehose!”, as most put it.
Any serious use of Twitter knows that feeling after your first three or four followers. The one you get in the pit of your stomach that says, “What have I gotten myself into?”
Fortunately, Twitter provides a ready made solution in its Lists feature.
Twitter Lists permit you to cur through the chaos of non-stop tweets.
But, how many of you realized there are three other very good reasons to use Twitter Lists?
You probably already know that Twitter Lists allow for segmentation of your Twitter feed into manageable topics for ease of review and that you add people to your lists without having to follow them.
Here’s three other ways that Twitter Lists can help you:
- Well-developed Twitter Lists help to establish you as a subject matter expert (SME) allowing you to become a portal into whatever your area of expertise is
- Other people can subscribe to your Twitter Lists as long as you’ve made them open to the public
- Twitter Lists allow for deep research into your particular area of expertise. (Which is great when you’re looking for content to write about.)
I recommend to look at how others use Twitter Lists before you start yourself to see how they can be used. (This is a shameless plug to look at and subscribe to some of mine!)
Begin to use them yourself and see how they can improve your Twitter experience.
One last factoid, if you use TweetDeck then you can see how many Twitter Lists as person has been added to which is always a good way to find SMEs!
Twitter Lists should be a key component of your social media program.
Also, never forget to reach out to either ask questions or to ask for help from someone like myself!
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