The Handles part of the Dashboard allows for management of different handles – also known as @names (at-names).
There are two categories of users and their handles available. The first category is marked as Youth and the second category is Policy makers. Users can be added and assigned to different groups, and they can be assigned to different categories. In the following chapters, filtering of handles and their management will be covered.
1. Searching and filtering handles
1.1 Searching for handles
To search for different handles and filter them based on certain criteria, users can use the Search and filtering options available to them.
Users can search for individual handles if they know them. They can just type in their handle in the Search box, hit Enter and the list will update itself.
1.2 Filtering handles
Additionally, there are three filters available. It is important to understand that those filters can be combined to narrow down the searches of the handles. Available options are pretty versatile and powerful!
The Arrange by filter will sort handles according to one of the possible criteria. Users can arrange handles according to their alphabetical order, to the dates when they were added to the Dashboard or according to their Klout score.
The show groups filter will show only those handles that belong to either Youth or Policy makers group. Also, users can select to show Both groups – thus both handles will be displayed.
The topic filter will show handles that have been associated with available topics. The topics themselves are described in the Topics chapter so users should consult that part of the guide for better understanding.
Selecting a specific topic, only handles associated with that topic will be listed. To see all handles, users can select All from the dropdown list.
2. Adding, editing and managing handles
Right below the Search and filters component, a list of handles is visible. Keep in mind that the search results or results of filters applied will be shown here.
In the following screenshot, we applied several filters to get the resulting list. We wanted to display only policy makers, associated with the topic of the EU (dis)integration and arranged by their Klout score – meaning that the most influential handles will be positioned on top of the list.
We can see three handles in the screenshot – from Jean-Claude Juncker, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Prime Minister GR.
Next, to their full names and @names, we see Policy makers badge clearly indicating their category. After that, we can see various topics they have been associated with. We can add or remove those associations as we like. At the right-hand side, we see the Klout score.
If we want to remove the handle, we position the mouse cursor over the handle in the list and on the right-hand side, just below the Klout score, we will have an icon of the Trash can. Clicking on it will delete the handle.
Adding new handles is also very simple. We enter their @name, select if they are a member of the Youth or Policy makers and hit Enter. If we leave the check box selected, we can automatically follow the added handle on Twitter!