¿Twitter as a base de datos? I think so.
One of the recurring questions from my clients regarding Twitter is how many people should follow. I always say the same Do you have an area of interest or more? If you only have a, no problem to manage the people you follow, but if there are several, Twitter devised the “Twitter lists“. A fabulous invention that allows you to classify people you follow.
What are the lists? To be more selective in what you read, depending on the time and interest. Suppose you keep a lot of people and companies related to football. Good, the menu lists you create a new call “football” and there you go categorizing people you keep talking football. When you contectas Twitter you leave your overall comments what you keep ALL, but if you want to see only those who speak football, list clicas football and get on your screen only twits related to that topic.
Lists can be public or private, You will see that Twitter gives the option. If you are very reserved, ye can make private, or you can also create private lists “freakies”, “foolish”…
Twitter also gives the option of “follow” other lists, in which case supposed to follow people, but lists.
Follow and you will be followed. do not pretend to have a large following if you do not follow anyone. Being on Twitter implies a certain “sports”.
And you see, Twitter can get to be managed as a large base of -public or private data- thanks to lists.
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