Here's a screenshot of the bookmarks in my folder right now; all the different ways I might choose to view Twitter are accessible with a single click:
- Twitter.com: This is your "homepage" and shows your tweets and retweets and all the people you follow (so "Twitter.com" looks different to each person who logs in).
- Your Profile Page: On this page you can see your tweets and retweets and access your lists, see your followers, who you are following, etc. The URL is Twitter.com/user. So, for example, my profile page is Twitter.com/OnlineCrsLady.
- Lists: You can bookmark any lists you want to watch, either your own or other people's lists. So, for example, you could bookmark the OU List.
- Hashtags: Remember how you can click on any hashtag like a link? That means you can bookmark it like a link; when you bookmark a hashtag you can choose whether to bookmark the "live" version or the "top" tweets for that hashtag (I always use the "live" version). Check out the #OpenTeachingOU; that hashtag is a URL you can bookmark.
- There are more, too — in later activities, you'll learn about Notifications and Searches which you might want to bookmark.
So, take a few minutes to create a Twitter bookmarks folder in your browser. You'll find that it's faster than the click-click-click of the Twitter interface!
NEXT STEP => Then, when you are done, go on to the next activity: learning about Twitter notifications.