***NOTE: On 8/29/18, I received word on Twitter that TwitListManager is either no longer working or not working consistently. I haven’t confirmed “what’s up.” An alternative called twitterlistmanager.com was suggested. I have not used it and cannot confirm its quality, safety or reliability. Others do recommend it though!***
If you’ve been on Twitter for a long time, you probably follow more people than you can possibly keep up with. And, if you’re like me, it probably bums you out when you’re missing some good posts from some of the people that you really want to see everything from.
The solution is lists. Create lists in Twitter that contain the “important” people or that relate to a certain thing (i.e., the school you work for). Don’t worry: your lists can be private.
Well, if you’ve ever created lists in Twitter, you know that it’s clunky. TwitListManager is the best solution for that that I’ve found. Go to the site, log into Twitter and assign all of the accounts you follow to certain lists. Easy-peasy.
- First, I have lists for my school district and my friends (I read every tweet in those lists).
- Second, I separate everyone into Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. Level 1 are the people who I really want to see posts from. I try to read all of them. Level 2 are people who I’d like to read the posts from, but they’re not a priority. Maybe if I have to wait an hour in the doctor’s office waiting room… Level 3? Well, I’m just following them to be polite.😬 Sorry, if you’re in Level 3! 😬
- Finally, I have some other lists that I use at certain times. That includes things like the NFL Draft–I use that list for a few days every April–and Fantasy Football–I look at that lists on Sunday’s in the fall and when I’m setting my lineup.