This is the final of three videos about Twitter lists. They can be watch independent of each other. The first was Lists in Twitter: Keep your tweet stream clean, and the second: How To Find Twitter Lists.
Below is an abridged text version of the video.
I hope that using lists is going to be a good way for you to keep the quality of what you’re seeing streaming down in front of you high. I will say that in the past Twitter would put a lot of tweets from people that followed you, and you hadn’t followed back into, your stream, which was quite annoying. You’d see a lot of spammy things.
And so when I used the word “spam” in the title of this post, it’s more for fun – I’m not saying that people here are being spammy. I use that as a quality measure, a way of saying really the worst of the worst of the worst that is part of my feed on Twitter. And a lot of it (to me) that’s of lesser quality, as I said earlier simply people that are social bookmarking and doing so automatically so that it’s just coming up with nothing else and it’s pretty indiscriminate. That’s not spam – it’s just not perhaps what I’m looking for. And on a quality scale, it’s going to be towards the bottom for me.
I’m Eric Van Buskirk with Tweet Philadelphia, let’s keep on sharing the love and not the spam. And by spam I may mean just something as simple as low-quality shares that serve more to boost your stats with something like Klout, which I’ve referred to as social media puppetry, and not really in the real world sharing stuff that’s going to be of any value to the people that are following you. Have a great day.