TWITTER HAS MOVED into the mainstream; of this there can be no doubt. We’ve become more comfortable with our online selves; our avatars have nicer pictures instead of wobbly, handheld squinting mugshots and there’s an ease with which tweets are sent between friends on the social network.
So why aren’t we all building lists? You can’t seriously want to follow thousands of voices all at once…
Twitter lists are the only means of cutting through all that noise so that you can focus on the sources of most interest to you. Here’s a few instructions on how to make them work best.
You’ll notice a twitter widget running at the bottom of this blog post – this is ‘Legaltweets‘; a list of hundreds of lawyers, barristers, journalists and commentators who tweet about legal topics. By following this list, you can keep up with the latest headlines and gossip from across the industry. Click where it says ‘join the conversation’ and that will take you to the list’s home page. Subscribe to the list and then depending on what software you use to access twitter, you’ll have a ready-made stream of legal tweeters and never have to find another one to follow again…If it’s one of my lists and you want to be included on it, let me know and I’ll add you if appropriate.
There’s lots of lists to choose from; here’s a small selection of my favourites.
A business journalist by trade, Ralph Savage represents a series of B2B clients on media and marketing matters. He provides strategic PR advice, media training and consultancy. He also ghost writes regularly on behalf of FTSE 250 CEOs, leading counsel and senior professionals including solicitors, accountants and brokers.