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15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja
Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker. How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above the confusion, cut through the complexity, and become a superstar on Twitter? You learn these 14 Twitter hacks. Once you pick up on these power user features, you’ll become a Twitter pro in no time. Exclusive Resource: Get a free, 30-page ebook of Twitter Tips! 1. Want to turn your Twitter feed into a streamlined and swift way of accessing only the information you want? Create a follow list. According to Twitter, “A list is a curated group of Twitter users. Click on your profile → “More” → “Lists.” Type in a name for your list and a brief description. To survey your newly-minted list feed, go to your profile page and click on “Lists.” Add Twitter users to your list by clicking on the gear icon next to the Follow button on any user’s account. 2. 3.

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