Twitter is a very important source for the latest news within our networks — look at the impact on Michele’s quick post as a result of twitter. If you have not got into Twitter and are wondering what all the fuss is about I suggest you listen to this podcast or read the transcript of the podcast.
The trouble is there is a minefield of applications and ways you can use Twitter but not necessarily any quick tips on getting more out of using Twitter. Trust me — I have been looking for the solution to managing my twitter account more effectively with no luck.
SO I am hoping my readers will share their tips on getting more out of Twitter so we can all benefit. I want my Twitter magic back!
Here is where I am at so far:
Prefer Twitter Web Interface
I use Gtalk for twitter notifications but mainly read directly through my twitter web page. Have also added a Twitter gadget to my iGoogle homepage which is really cool except that is only shows the last 20 tweets.
Tried RSS into Google Reader
Overnight twittering is important to me because this is when a lot of important news is shared. Subscribing to my RSS feed using Google Reader is okay except it doesn’t feed through all tweets i.e. doesn’t include tweets from locked Twitter account.
So my solution has been to:
- Scroll back through my twitter pages which is a slow process
- Check my replies pages for any tweets directly specifically at me
So what are your thoughts? I don’t want to have to start limiting my followers, or removing followers.
What are your tips for using Twitter more effectively?