Creating a Twitter List Log into your twitter account using the web version (twitter.com) Decide on the type of list. Some examples are museums, attractions, things to do, hotels, restaurants, local news, local twitter all-stars, travel bloggers, #followfriday, etc. Once you have an idea of the type of list and its members, go to one of the members’ twitter page.
Creating a Twitter List Click on Lists. If this is your first list, click on New List.
Creating a Twitter List Create the list name and description.
Creating a Twitter List A public list can be seen by all twitter members. This is a great option to promote your area as well as your CVB’s membership. A private list is only seen by you. This option can be used similar to columns in TweetDeck or HootSuite. Consider making private lists of people you want to watch or retweet often but not necessarily promote publicly to your followers.
Creating a Twitter List Once your list has been created, go to another member’s twitter page and click on Lists. Check the box for the appropriate list name. Continue this process for the other members of your list. Hint: If twitter members will be on multiple lists, create your lists first and then add them to the appropriate lists. It’s much easier than creating each list separately.
Creating a Twitter List If a similar list already exists, you can easily copy the members onto your own list. Go to the list’s page on twitter.com and click on Following (on the right). This displays all the members of the list, rather than the list’s twitter stream.
Creating a Twitter List To edit your list, go to your list’s page on twitter.com and click on the list’s icon. You can uncheck the appropriate list box or add the member to additional lists here. To edit your list’s name, description and whether it is public/private, click on Edit in the top right corner of this page.
Registering a Twitter List Once your twitter list has been created, you can register it on Listorious. ( http://www.listorious.com ) Click on Add Your Lists. If this is the first time you’re on Listorious, you will need to allow access to your twitter account.
Registering a Twitter List You can always revoke this access by going to twitter.com: Settings: Connections
Registering a Twitter List Enter your list’s URL, description and tags. You can edit this information at any time. And that’s it! Simple and effective.
Embedding a Twitter List Now that your twitter lists have been created and registered on Listorious, it’s time to embed them into your website and blog. At the bottom of twitter.com, click on Goodies. Click Widgets.
Embedding a Twitter List The My Website tab gives you the option of creating the List Widget.
Embedding a Twitter List Customize your widget’s preferences, appearance and dimensions. Test the widget, grab the HTML code, and embed!
More information about Twitter Lists: Twitter blog There's a List for That (Oct 30, 2009) http://blog.twitter.com/2009/10/theres-list-for-that.html Mashable HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists (Nov 2, 2009) http://mashable.com/2009/11/02/twitter-lists-guide 4 Ways News Organizations are Using Twitter Lists (Nov 3, 2009) http://mashable.com/2009/11/03/news-twitter-lists 10 Ways You Can Use Twitter Lists (Nov 4, 2009) http://mashable.com/2009/11/04/twitter-lists-uses Embedding a Twitter List
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