I love Twitter.
It’s slowly turned into my favorite social media platform. Sorry Facebook, but you’ve just been replaced (except when it comes to Facebook restaurant hacking of course).
If there’s one feature or tool that I think nobody is really using, it has to be…drumroll please…
Twitter lists get no love – click to tweet
Do you even know where to access Twitter lists?
If not, they are literally on the bottom of your account profile, right before the “Similar to [your name]” section.
Little do people know that this poor neglected Twitter child is the most effective tool for Twitter restaurant hacking.
So What Are Twitter Lists?
Basically Twitter lists are separate timeline newsfeeds that only shows tweets from a group of selected Tweeters.
If you are familiar Twitter, you should already know that there are times when your timeline is constantly growing and refreshing as more tweets are being sent out. As a result, it’s almost impossible to catch every single tweet from a particular person/profile/account/company that you follow.
Basically in order to see what a certain person and business tweeted, you have to search for their name in the search bar and go to their profile.
Twitter lists turns this into a hassle-free and time saving process.
Why You Need to Make a Twitter List
Every restaurant hacker on Twitters needs to make a Twitter list of all their favorite restaurants.
With this, you can now keep track of all the promotions, deals, and freebies that they may tweet out throughout the day.
By having a restaurant list on your Twitter account, you will never miss a special deal or promotion again. Plus, you don’t have to worry about scrolling through your entire timeline just to find a tweet from a particular restaurant.
Twitter lists cuts all that hassle and mess out.
Now every single restaurant tweet you will ever need will be at the grasp of your fingertips.
How To Make a Twitter List.
If you already know how to do this, just skip on down to the next section.
- The first thing that you do is go onto your Twitter profile and make a new list (it has to be done on the computer because you can’t make lists with your phone)
- Then go ahead and give it a name. For example, you can call it “I Love To Eat Out” – this will be a list of all your restaurants.
- Then you can choose whether to make this list private or public. If it’s private only you can see it, and if it’s public, anyone can go onto your profile and see or “subscribe/follow” the list. (I personally made a Twitter list of all my closest friends and made it private. Now I only see the tweets of my best friends. Too bad they will never know if they are on the list or not 😛 )
- Okay so once you make the list, you then search for all the Twitter accounts that you want to follow and add to the list you just created.
- Then you ou click on the tab that you will normally use to tweet to the person (an icon that looks like a person) and an option will pop up that says “add or remove from lists.” You just click on that you can add them or remove them from one of your Twitter lists.
- From here,they will be on your list. If the list is public, the Twitter account you just added to the list will get a notification that tells them that they have just been added to your list.
- Next, go to your list tab and you should see your new list and it’s member(s).
- On this list, you will only see the tweets of the accounts you added to the list.
Now it’s time to do this for something I like to call, Twitter restaurant hacking.
Restaurant Hacking with Twitter Lists
Twitter lists is a powerful tool in your restaurant hacking arsenal.
In order to get started, just create a list (like mentioned above) and add all the restaurants that you want to follow and have in that list. That’s it.
Sounds simple, right?
Simple yet powerful. That’s how I like to put it.
Below is the real Twitter list that I use to track all the Twitter accounts and tweets of local restaurants that I go to often.
So to top things off…
We’ve discussed how to effectively use the neglected Twitter tool to keep track of all your favorite restaurants in one place. Plus we even talked about how I keep track of all my best friends’ tweets in one place.
But before I go, I have to leave you with one thing…
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”
Is to make a Twitter list of all your favorite restaurants.
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