TweetDeck – Tag Following

I’ve been going on and on about how much I love TweetDeck lately. First, I blathered on about filtering away retweets. Then, I burbled up some nonsense about lists. Those are fine things, but now I want to talk about following tags.

The #mswl tag on twitter denotes two things. First, it’s used by agents or publishers who want to tell writers about their manuscript wishlists. Second, it’s used by clueless writers who want to draw attention to the fact that they don’t really know what they’re doing.

Oh, also, it’s used by people to tell clueless writers that the tag isn’t supposed to be used to advertise books.

Mostly, though, it’s a great way for authors to find agents. There are probably other tags you’d like to track like #500queries or #tenqueries, but I’ll just stick with #mswl for now.

As in most things on TweetDeck, you’ll want to create a new column.

So, click the little search icon:

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That brings up the search tool. If you don’t know how to make this part work, you should probably go take a nap or something.

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Then the important part:

TweetDeckTag5Oh, crap, am I done already? That really didn’t justify writing a whole set of instructions. The important part here is knowing that this kind of thing can be done. Now you’ll see these things scroll by and you can react to them accordingly.

Better yet, follow #hippo or #wolwednesday.

 

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