4 Ways to OrganizeYour Twitter Stream By Wendy Greene, Manager, Communications & Social Media at T.E. Wealth June 2012
1. Follow Only Relevant Users• Be clear about why you are using Twitter: • Brand awareness? • Business building? • New connections with people in similar professions? • Research? • For fun?• Follow only those who post content you find useful and interesting.• Don’t feel pressured to follow a person who follows you. Restrict the Twitter stream to those who add value.
2. Use Lists• Categorize to stay organized.• Lists provide multiple streams of content, and allows for honing in to a particular stream.• Create lists by topics of interest (i.e. financial planners, news media, financial bloggers, etc.)• Follow another user’s lists to check in on certain groups.
3. Have “Favourites”• Favouriting a tweet (pressing that little star) saves the tweet to the “Favourites” stream and allows for going back and reading when time permits.• Save tweets to read later.• Make the time to go back and read everything “favourited,” to avoid a “Favourites” stream containing hundreds of tweets waiting to be read.
4. Use Hootsuite• Sign up for Hootsuite for a better overall view of Twitter.• Hootsuite is organized in a dashboard format, with the ability to see a Twitter stream, retweeted tweets, “Favourited” tweets, and direct messages all in one view.• It’s Canadian!• https://www.hootsuite.com