Some people are lukewarm about Twitter (or just plain cold) and others are ambivalent. For me, it’s always been an outstanding resource for information consumption. And I love it. This is how I get the most out of Twitter:
my profile is now down to 1,300+ sources that I follow.
ideally, the number should be around 1,000.
I follow solely quality sources (who tend to tweet 1 – 5x daily)
3 bad tweets (meal, shoes, politics, tv shows) and you’re unfollowed
a 10-minute investment in Twitter (bathroom, line, in-laws’ house) provides me a good 1-2 hour in “backtweets”
I never feel the need to ‘catch up’ – it’s like radio. what’s on is on
- Local News
- Politics – left and right
- Los Angeles
- Food writing
- Media Analysis
- Breaking News
- Spanish language
- UCLA football
- Water Conservation
I add a few dozen sources and pare down based on quality.
Again, I’m a big proselytizer for Twitter because I find it the absolute BEST universal source for both quick-hit and long-form linkout news and information. I’m not a consumer of entertainment, but I am definitely a consumer of ongoings, especially when tailored to my personal interest.