Twitter fatigue: you follow a ton of fascinating people on Twitter, but how can you reasonably keep up with that much information, even in 140-character blasts?
I use Twitter Lists, which are supported on the Twitter website and in most Twitter clients.
Say you follow a bunch of musicians, like I do, but seem to always miss when they announce a new album or tickets going on sale because their tweets get lost in your timeline. Create a list called “music” and add them to it, and then when you want to read the latest from your favorite musicians, view that list.
Here are the steps to creating your own Twitter Lists. (Updated on 7 March 2012 for the Twitter redesign.)
That’s it! Now when you want to add someone else to this list, go to that musician’s Twitter page, click on the “person” icon, select “Add or remove from lists”, and select your list in the dropdown. You don’t even have to be following the person to add them to a list.
Sometimes Twitter Lists can be a bit cranky, so if you get an error dialog when you try to add someone to a list, try again.