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How to Curate your Digital World – Part 2

Continuing where we left off last time we look at the final two areas of focus for curating your digital world. If you missed Part 1 you should start there.

Twitter

Similar to Facebook, you can setup and manage lists on Twitter. You can view theses lists just like your normal Twitter feed, but restrict those who are on it. This can convert your hundreds of followers into a few lists with maybe a dozen or so individuals. For a pastor who is following everyone in the church along with other pastors and friends, this is a great and simple way to limit the information flow. I also use the Tweetdeck app that allows each list to have its own columns for even easier reading/skimming. Learn how to use lists on Twitter.

Another bonus to using Tweetdeck, is that you can schedule tweets. This lets you write a tweet about how excited you are for the church BBQ, and schedule it for when the BBQ starts. It will post without you needing to do anything.

Curate-Google_ReaderNews/Rss Readers

The key with any RSS reader (I use Google Reader) is to pay attention to what you are actually reading. If you cannot remember the last time that you read an article from something you are subscribed to it is time to let that feed go.

I tend to group my feeds into folders so that if I only have a few minutes I can hit the folder/s that are more interesting to me (Christian Blogs, Non-Profit, or Tech Blogs). Other folders that are less important to me (Amusing, Photos) I will often end up skipping or marking all their contents as read.

Final Thoughts

Never forget that the goal of curating your digital world is stay connected and informed in less time than you spent yesterday. By implementing some of these suggestions and tips you should easily be able to cut down on the time you spend keeping up to date.

Do you have any other tips that work for you? Or can you share your own experience with curating your digital life? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.