Curating Quality Content: How to Find Worthwhile Content to Share on Twitter


Twitter started with a simple question: What’s happening? But before long that question evolved to: What has your attention? That is how content curation got started and it’s what sets the Twitter elite apart from all the rest.

So how does one find quality content to share via Twitter, you ask.

How to Find Worthwhile Content to Share on Twitter

Hashtags – Pay attention to the hashtags that relate to your industry. #SM and #SMBiz are two that are commonly used for social media and small business content respectively. The simplest way to tune into hashtags is to set up an ongoing search column in Hootsuite or TweetDeck.

Twitter Rockstars – Follow the tweet streams of your favorite Twitter Rockstars by setting up a Twitter list and creating a separate column in (you guessed it) Hootsuite or TweetDeck. It’s good idea to include magazine and newspapers in that feed as well as it gives you a broad base of content to draw on.

Zite – Use this clever little app to find content you didn’t even know you were interested in. Zite learns your tastes in topics and searches the web, both blogs and news publications, and suggests posts that fit your profile. Smart because it simplifies your search!

Triberr – Create ‘Tribes’ of the people who you retweet on a regular basis and benefit from an automagic RSS feed of their latest content funneled directly into your Triberr account for you to pick and choose what to share via Twitter and a bunch of other social networks.

Pinterest – Use Pin Boards to find interesting photos, videos and articles to share to both your Pinterest account AND back to Twitter. It’s a nice way to change up your Tweet Stream by sharing more graphical content and it has the added benefit of helping you expand your Pinterest follower base via Twitter.

Quotable Quotes – Find quotes that inspire you and engage your audience by searching the #Quotes hashtag or searching one of the dozens of quotable quotes sites. Some of the most successful content curators have done so simply by sharing inspiring, enlightening and uplifting quotes. Take note.

How do you find content to share on Twitter? Share your tips on the comments below!



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Carla Young, Publisher If there’s living proof that women can have it all – and then some – it’s Carla Young. Building her multiple businesses on a virtual work-at-home model, Carla is an inspiration to other mothers who want to start a lifestyle business. During her early days as a mom entrepreneur, Carla made every single mistake in the book (and a few new ones for good measure). Realizing that “doing it all” was unhealthy and unsustainable, Carla started by getting organized to the extreme, developing support systems for both her work and family. After other mothers started asking how they too could enjoy her lifestyle, Carla launched to support moms at work, at home and at play (because every mommy deserves a little me-time)!


13 Responses to “Curating Quality Content: How to Find Worthwhile Content to Share on Twitter”
  1. Can you expand on how to do the triberr with automation and RSS feeds.  How do we add people we regularly RT into a tribe to do this?

  2. I usually use Hashtags  and Pinterest!  But I love Pinterest more because for I can share my photos and all. Nice page.

  3. Carla Young says:

    If you join Triberr, you can send them a request to join your Tribe and their content automatically gets RSS’d into your Triberr. Lots use Twitter Feed to share RSS Feeds to Twitter.

  4. Frances Uku says:

    Edit: “#SM and #SMBiz are *TWO* that are commonly used for social media and small business content respectively” #writetip #pedantry #forgiveme xo

  5. Tamara says:

    Thank you for the great advice Carla. It really is helpful when you aren’t sure where to start. You always have something that intrigues me.

  6. Carla Young says:

    Yes, thanks! One of my other twitter followers caught that one too! I blame summer brain!

  7. Carla Young says:

    I heart Pinterest too!

  8. Mtilly says:

    It can take a lot of time to read through all the articles you find on your feeds and twitter.  You might check out MyCurator, a WordPress plugin that works like a personal assistant to read through 100′s of articles per day, bringing back just the few that you’ve trained it to find. Saves hours a day and lets you really focus on adding your insights and opinions to your curated work. A shameless plug, but it can be a great help and its free for individuals, bloggers and non-profits in the WordPress plugin repository.

  9. Carla Young says:

     Thanks for the tip!

  10. Radek Szłyk says:

    I actually find myself using more Pinterest than Tweeter these days, both for finding new resources to curate and for sharing the curated itself. However, I think that eventually all good curation comes down to research and requires you to establish a network of sources and communites specific to a given topic. It’s so much esier (and often cheaper!) to distribute your content when you have such a network.


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