Become More Twitter Social with Hootsuite

Has Social Media Stopped Being Social?

Today, social media is a wide range of online communication, and it’s not going away any time soon.

You go to a conference or even a church, and the speaker wants you to hashtag or tweet.

But with so many platforms, it’s hard to connect and interact. Most of us post and ghost.

Twitter posts are gone in seconds. Don’t blink; you may miss one. It’s like speed networking without networking.


The Twitter Bird Flys at Warp Speed

I jumped on Internet Live Stats as I was writing this post, and Twitter numbers were changing in rapid-fire speed.

At the beginning of this sentence is was at 513,179,828 tweets for the day, but by the time I finished this sentence, it was at 513,664,235.

No, I didn’t leave to get a cup of coffee.

“Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter,” Internet Live Stats

If you seriously want to follow an influencer, expert, or friends, use Hootsuite with it’s Twitter Integration.

Let me show you how you can quickly and easily follow your favorite people–and connect. It’s time to get social.


Twitter Lists

I follow Jonathan Milligan, but I still miss valuable content. Here’s what I did to fix the problem.

On Twitter, notice “Lists” on the left menu.

If I click “Lists,” I can create categories to group my favorite experts. I could put Jonathan under many categories, such as Podcast or Writer, but Marketing would make sense to me. You can choose anything you want. Check out my lists in the next image.


Twitter Screenshot



Create a List In Twitter

I’ve created several lists and named them.

When you create a new List, Twitter will recommend matches for your list title.

Twitter Screenshot

You can scan the suggested businesses or people and add them to your list.

If you have a specific person in mind, use the “Search People” section to find and add them.

Don’t worry; you can edit your lists or add more later.

Twitter Screenshot


In Hootsuite, Add the List to Your Twitter Stream

Now, you get to see the magic happen.

Go to your Hootsuite account. Make sure you add and connect your Twitter account.

Click “Add Social Network,” and you’ll create a Twitter tab in the Hootsuite dashboard.

Scroll to the right of your streams, and you’ll see stream options. This will create the various columns you see below under the Twitter tab.

Click “List,” and you can add any category you created on Twitter.

Hootsuite Screenshot



Become More Twitter Social With Hootsuite

Now I can see Jonathan Milligan’s posts under “Marketing,” but I can also see when he mentions me and say, “thank you.” (My mama taught me right.)

Twitter Screenshot

In Hootsuite, you can replay, click the heart, or retweet from your dashboard.

Confused? I’ve got you covered.

Check out the video below for a quick tour.


Let Me Give You a Step-by-Step Tour


Now that you know how to use Twitter and Hootsuite for better engagement let’s get social.
Follow me on Twitter, and add me to your Twitter lists. My handle is @MarisaShadrick.

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Stay Resilient!


Marisa Shadrick
Digital Strategist and Certified Copywriter


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