Twitter has introduced a new Timeline feature via its TweetDeck platform, the Custom Twitter Timeline. This is a Timeline that lets you share, in real time, live events or interesting happenings that are being tweeted about by Tweeps. The Customized Twitter Timeline can be used for several reasons as explained by Brian Ellin, a product manager at Twitter, “Share the best tweets about a topic you care about, or an event – planned or unplanned – that’s happening now,” he said. “Whether you want to collect the best tweets about a TV show or help people find the latest information about fast-moving real-time situations, custom timelines let you give everyone a place to follow along.”
As examples of Customized Twitter Timelines, Brain provides:
- Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly), host of The Voice, created a custom timeline to be a live companion to tonight’s competition.
- POLITICO is organizing the best Tweets from policy industry experts in this new Tweet Hub.
- The Guardian is hosting a Q&A and will curate the lead question, questions from readers, and answers from journalists into a custom timeline.
- Twitter #music has created new timelines that present the very best Tweets from superstars, best songs with tracks you can play right in the Tweet, and the best music Vines.
- And tonight, Bleacher Report will help sports fans keep up with the best moments from the Champions Classic match-ups tonight.
So if you are interested in setting up your own customized twitter timeline so that you can be able to:
- create powerful streams of information out of Twitter’s public firehose
- curate individual streams of data tailored to a topic
- create a timeline that surfaces what you believe to be the most noteworthy, relevant Tweets
As indicated at TechCrunch, you need to;
Create an Account at Twitter’s TweetDeck platform
Add your Twitter Account(s) to TweetDeck
And Select Customize Timeline Icon at the left expandable pane (shown in the image below).
Then you add the tweets you want to be in your new Timeline. This Customized Twitter Timeline can be followed by others, too.