Twitter mistakeI attended a workshop last week where the facilitator made an offhand comment about Twitter: “I don’t like it. I hardly use it. It’s too cluttered.” I wish she were more informed; after all, she’s supposed to be a social media “expert.” But setting my opinion of her knowledge aside, let’s unpack her statement. Does the typical Twitter feed appear cluttered? If you’re following more than a few hundred people, it might.

But there is a simple solution.

Do not use Twitter.com. I repeat: Do not use Twitter.com. Instead, sign up for a free account with Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, and use one of them to organize your use of Twitter.

Each morning, with a two-minute review, I can see the most important people, lists and hashtags I want to keep up with on Twitter. Throughout the day, I can quickly and easily check into Twitter without being overwhelmed.

Whenever I show my workshop participants what an organized Twitter feed looks like, they gasp, they smile. They get it! And their use of Twitter is transformed. In my Twitter workshop on October 21, you can learn how to set up your own lists (and more) so you can get the most benefit from Twitter.
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Post updated September 23, 2016

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