If you are like me you have several kinds of interests and if you are using Twitter you may find that after you start following people you miss out on specific information in the tweets. I only check my twitter once or twice a day and the stream of tweets wasn’t helping me to find anything specific.
The LIST function in Twitter is very useful in organizing the tweets according to your specific interests.
Create a new list
Select people to add to the list
in the search box type in a specific person or topic. Also – when you are looking at a PROFILE – you can click on the LIST icon to add them to one or more lists.
The LIST icon is the icon on the right circled in RED
Click on the list to view tweets for that list – Example
I had started a new blog of travel and photography articles about Nova Scotia. In Twitter I made a list to follow and organize people who tweet on Nova Scotia events, restaurants, attractions, shopping, and arts and crafts. This helps me to quickly see new tweets on this specific area.
Denise Davies is an Internet and media consultant. She works with nonprofit organizations and small businesses to maximize their effective use of the Internet to build their organization and achieve their objectives. If you have questions or would like to learn more contact through the contact form
Your website should be organized to make it easy for visitors to your site to find what they are looking for. Perhaps you started out with a simple website – but as time goes on you have needed to add new information and sometimes this leads to a lack of structure. Make a meaningful menu and some navigation aids.
Your website should be organized to make it easy for visitors to your site to find what they are looking for. Perhaps you started out with a simple website – but as time goes on you have needed to add new information and sometimes this leads to a lack of structure. Look at your website – of if you are planning a website try these methods to organize the website.
the main menu of the website should be broad enough that as you need to add new information you will know how it is placed in the structure.
The CONTACT page or contact information should be easily accessible from any location on the site.
If you have sub-pages in your website structure – then have a method to show the sub-pages in a consistent manner. You could use drop down menus or list the sub pages with links in the sections
Menu names – some people like to come up with “cute” names for their menu items. However this can be very counter productive. People are rapidly searching for information and may not understand unusual names and words. Your intention is to make the site user friendly so a person can find what they need easily and quickly
The menu should also give people a guidance system so they don’t lose their place and they can see
A site map is 1 page that lists all the sections and sub pages of the website. It gives the person an overall view of the website and the structure. It is a finding aid.
A site map is also useful for SEO and submission to Google and other search engines.
For larger websites a “Search” box can be a useful aid. You can get a free search box from Google and set it just to search your website.
If you are using WordPress add the SEARCH widget to your sidebar.
Denise Davies is an Internet Strategy Consultant working with nonprofits and small business. Contact for further information firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website at www.eckova.ca