How to Use Twitter Lists to Your Advantage
At SightCare we love Twitter lists, we have a list for our members, a list for our conference partners, a list for our business friends and a list for important accounts we like to follow – such as optical journalists and magazines.
But why do we have them?
Twitter can be a very noisy place if you’re following more than 100 people. You don’t only see what your followers post, but what they retweet too. So in order to stay in-the-know and see the tweets we feel are most important to us – such as our members, our friends and business partners – we streamline those we follow into manageable and easy-to-access lists. That way, we can see the content we want to see quickly without scrolling for each person individually. We also then do not have to unfollow anybody, and we can view our live feed still any time we want.
How to use Twitter lists to benefit your practice
- Create a Twitter list of all your local businesses. You can retweet their tweets and interact with them to build a mutually benefitting community rapport
- Create a Twitter list of optical organisations that help you…such as *ahem* @sightcaregroup and @sightcare_local – and some great optical news platforms too
- Create a Twitter list of general news websites to keep you in the know
- Create a Twitter list of local councils and services so you now of community events happening
How to create a Twitter list
Now that hopefully you’re convinced that using a Twitter list is beneficial, here is how to create one.
Visit your settings tab
At the top right hand side you’ll see a notepad – click on this
Enter the name for your list, as well as a description if you wish
Add members! And ta-da, you have yourself a Twitter list