I’m following over 100 tweeple on Twitter. Most are people but some are services. Since there are so many tweets going on all day, the ones from the services tend to get lost in the noise. So I’ve been working out a strategy to isolate a few tweeple to have them pulled out and notify me in real time.
I’m in beta testing and I think it’s working. Here’s how I’m now following Twitter:
1. I use the Firefox extension Twitterfox to keep up with all recent tweets — and I can update from it also. I used to use Twhirl and it was great, but the FF extension is much lighter and one less application to run.
2. I’m now using a feature on Twitter called “Device Update”. It’s an option for a way to follow someone. You can set it up to be SMS or IM. Since I don’t have nor want unlimited text messaging on my mobile, I set me up the Google Talk.
3. I looked through all of my friends I’m following and decided who to turn notifications on or off. Now I am selective as to which ones I want to call for my attention. The ones I follow and turn on the device update are now popping up in a Google Talk IM box immediately.
So who am I following with device updates? Here’s my list:
- twitter status updates
- CNN Breaking News
- Orlando Sentinel
- Clemson Football
- Orlando FL
These services don’t update often, but when they do, I want to make sure they are separated from the noise and don’t get lost.
Are there any you would add to the list?
PS> You can follow me at twitter.com/orangejack.