Using Twitter, Volume 4, Creating a List

Using Twitter, Volume 4, Creating a List

Lists. Who doesn't love a good list?  Lists are great.  They help us organize all sorts of things and thanks to the folks at Twitter, we have the ability to create lists within our Twitter experience.  In this article, we are going to go through the steps to create your first list and we will discuss some of the benefits of using a list.

First, lets look at some of the reasons to have a list.
  • Helps keep your contacts organized
  • A great way to view tweets from a particular group
  • Lists can be protected as public or private
  • Impress your Twitter friends
Step 1

Fire up a web browser, navigate to and login to your account. If you do no have an account, we have the steps outlined on how to signup for Twitter in this article. Once logged in, look for the "Lists" link on the left hand side of the page, then click the "Create list" button. The steps are:
  • Login
  • Click Home
  • Click on your profile
  • Click Lists on the left hand side.
  • Click Create List
A green box outlines the button we need..

Step 2

Give your list a name and a description. Also, choose to make the list public or private. If you do choose the private setting, the nice thing is, the list does not show up at all for visitors to your Twitter profile.

Step 3

Now we have a list... sweeet! But, there is nobody in it. Hmm, how do we add people to our new list?

Step 4

To add to the list, find peoples you would like to follow, and click on the little man icon next to the "follow" button. The button has been outlined below.

Step 5

Just click next to the list you created and that person is automatically assigned to it. You are off to the races my friend... mission complete!

Step 6

Now, you have the ability to view messages from people within a specific group. Congratulations... you are quickly becoming a Professional Twitter user!

In future articles, we will continue to discuss the ins and outs of using Twitter. Until next time, if there are any questions about this article or using Twitter, please feel free to leave a comment or contact us here.

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