How to Use Social Media Lists

Social media news feeds need to be organized. One way to do this is to make lists in some of your favorite social media sites or applications.

In essence, a list is a folder which provides a tailored stream of information, helping limit unnecessary content and highlighting information that is most important to you.

Social Media Lists on Twitter

If you follow more than a few hundred people on Twitter, you should probably be using a few lists.

Twitter’s lists are simple and effective. From Twitter’s help site:

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

We’ve noticed many Twitter users divide their lists into categories of interests or location.

+Make a list for all people living locally. Then view that list to see what’s happening in your area.

+Make a list of some of your favorite Tweeters. This ensures you won’t miss any of their tweets among the thousands of others in your Twitter feed.

+Make a list for inspiration. If you ever need a quote or inspirational saying, just go to that list and you’re bound to find exactly what you need in almost no time.

 Social Media Lists on Facebook

Facebook’s customizations continue to evolve on an almost daily basis.

On your personal account, we suggest making list for groups of friends in at least three categories: family, friends and acquaintances. Facebook often has some of these setting already, you may just need to group your friends accordingly.

When sharing a post on Facebook, select which list or lists you’d like to share with before posting, allowing you more control over your content.

Social Media Lists on Other Sites

Social media lists aren’t resticted to just Facebook and Twitter. Check out StumbledUpon’s list features as well as Reddit’s list of lists. A veritable list-o-rama!


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