Twitter Custom Timelines could be a useful way to curate tweets on a specific topic or to document a conversation. They work in a similar way to Storify.
The big difference is that you can only collate tweets (obviously) and that they are displayed in chronological order. For this reason they aren’t quite as good at collating Twitter chats but they are a good way of pulling together the best moments from a a chat.
Here’s how to set them up:
Other uses for Custom Timelines
- Save tweets that are complimentary to share as customer testimonials.
- To collate the best tweets from a conference or a social media event.
- To keep a record of special offers you may wish to access later.
- To bookmark good links.
I have to admit that I’d been putting off using custom timelines as they required me to use TweetDeck. As a Hootsuite girl I had been resisting. I was pleasantly surprised to see how quick and easy it was to get started with TweetDeck now. I think I will use it from time to time to collate Custom Timelines.
Have you used Custom Timelines? Would you be put off by having to use TweetDeck? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do leave me a link to any Custom Timelines you want to show off too.
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