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!