How to Use Twitter Lists (and Why You Should!)

We'll be the first to admit that Twitter can be overwhelming! For those of you just entering the Twittersphere and even those experienced tweeters, it can be easy to get lost in the noise. With millions of users tweeting left and right, it's difficult to stay on top of the content that we want to see, and follow the users we want to follow. If you're struggling to wade your way through the Twitter wave, we highly recommend setting up Twitter lists.

"Twitter can be overwhelming. Use Twitter lists to wade through the noise!" (Tweet this!)

Why Lists?

So, what are these so-called Twitter lists and why should I use them?

A [Twitter] list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created be others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list. — Twitter

By using Twitter lists we’re able to stay connected with our past socialites, engage with others without missing a beat, and build a community of resources. Here's a few additional reasons why you might want to consider building lists...

Get Organized

Lists are a great way to clean up your Twitter feed. Separate the people and companies you follow into categories so you always know where to find the latest tweets from your favorite accounts.

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Gain Knowledge

Creating lists on Twitter is also a great tool for those looking for answers. Try organizing your lists based off topics. For instance, you could build lists of your favorite fitness bloggers, DIYers, or social media experts. Then when you have a question about any of these specific topics you automatically know where to turn to for the answers.

Save Time

Not all of us have the luxury of being on social media 24/7 (ahem, that's us — we love our jobs!). When we do get the chance to hop online for a few minutes each day, it's important that we make the most of our efforts. Save time on Twitter by creating lists so you can quickly and easily scroll through your most important feeds.

Stay Up-to-Date

Twitter lists are not just static listings of people but rather the latest tweets of those users added to the list. Create a list for your family members, co-workers, or other people who work in the same field as you. Whatever the case may be, staying up to date with said users is easiest way to stay current in the Twittersphere!

"Social media is about building communities and connecting with others." (Tweet this!)

In the end, social media is all about building communities and connecting with others, no matter the distance. With Twitter Lists, engagement has never been easier!

Do you use Twitter lists? Which ones are your favorite?