An interesting question came up in my “empty your inbox” post.
Similar to a messy inbox, my new distraction is unread tweets in tweetie. How do you handle twitter? Do you put it off until certain times or keep up with it all day?
Simple answer: I don’t. Twitter is an information luxury to me. You don’t NEED to keep up with it.
If you do (for some reason) want to keep up with a certain set people, a certain topic, etc, download TweetDeck, and set up some searches and groups. Easy.
For awhile, before I realized that I didn’t HAVE to keep up with Twitter, I had several searches and groups set up that kept me organized:
1. A search for my username. This replaced my “replies” column as it would also show when anyone mentioned me outside of a reply
2. A search for the topic du jour. This changed from time to time.
3. A group called “close”. This was a very stripped down group of people whose tweets I (for whatever reason) wanted to keep an eye on.
4. A group called “local”. This was a group of people I was likely to encounter in “real life” who would probably ask me if I saw their tweet. I paid closest attention to these.
Hope that’s helpful.