Apologies to you advanced Twitter users. This is a really basic post, but the question keep coming up, and I want to answer it.
“What are all those different columns in Tweetdeck?”
Nope, not the fancy ones like Saved Searches or Lists. The really basic ones. Although the question came up in regards to Tweetdeck, the answers are more general and apply to other Twitter clients as well.
Let me take them one at a time:
This is exactly what it sounds like. It’s your entire tweet stream, from all the people you follow. Once you are following more than 75-100 people, it becomes too much, which is why I so highly recommend lists.
This is every tweet that mentions your Twitter handle in the format “@handle”. It’s an easy way to track how often you are being mentioned or re-tweeted. This is an important column to watch for that reason, but also because people will use it to get your attention to engage with you.
This column is for people who have private messaged you. Also a good one to track for people getting your attention.
In addition to these basic columns, you can get the more advanced ones I mentioned above, like saved searches and lists.
All of this together helps organize and manage your Twitter experience more effectively than using the basic web interface.
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