Creating a pristine Twitter feed for business development

At the most basic level, there are two types of Tweeters: those who use it as a chat box with their network and those who use it to curate and broadcast relevant information to their network. Those who curate generally don’t stray too far from the theme of their feed. That means they don’t go off onto irrelevant tangential conversations or nonsequitur observations… they don’t overchat. Curators want to maintain a pristine feed.

Pristine feeds get on Twitter Lists

Pristine feeds that curate categorically by topic, geography, industry, hobby, and theme are prominent on Twitter Lists. Builders of business oriented or topical Twitter Lists will look for Tweeters that are specific to the theme of their Lists because the best Lists tell a real time “story” by aggregating common thread Tweets.

If you’re naturally a chatter but still want to maintain a targeted message for your business, we recommend creating two Twitter feeds, one personal and one professional. Even Twitter personalities like Robert Scoble have created pristine feeds for Lists and specific follower bases:

Actually it was that realization that made me open up two new Twitter accounts: scobleblog is a feed of just my blog posts and scoblemedia is a feed of just my videos and podcasts I’m on.

So, Brogan, can you do the same thing? Give me JUST YOU in one feed and all your conversations in another (I do like that too).

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email pkitano@gmail.com.