Twitter lists are essentially the long awaited Twitter “groups.” This is a way to group your followers into categories and a way to find new followers. You now have the ability to group people any way you choose and name the list anything you choose. You can even include someone you’re not following in a list.
For example, we have a list of our virtual assistants on the Activ8Business Twitter account. You can do the same, create a list of your employees, your affiliates, your competition, anything and anyone. Lists are your opportunity to create customized groupings on Twitter.
Creating A Twitter List
To start creating your Twitter lists is simple. When you’re logged in look belong the search box and click New List. You will have to chose a name for your list and then you have two choices: Public or Private List.
Public List: These will be viewable by everyone. This is a great way to recommend followers.
Private List: These will only be viewable by you, not even those in the list will know they are there. This is a great way to keep an “eye” on your competition.
You will now be prompted to add users to your list. You can also add users when you are doing everyday Twitter browsing. Just click the drop down box and you will be able to add them to lists right from their profile. You can even add yourself to lists this way.
Removing Yourself from an Un-wanted List
If you have been listed somewhere you don’t want to be you can block that person. Now keep in mind if you do this that person will not be able to follow you. This action can be undone. Visit your profile and click on your Listed link. From here you will click on the List you want to block. Once at the list along the right column you will see Block.
Finding Lists to Follow
Check out listorious.com where they offer a categorized directory of Twitter lists. Also the popular TweetMeMe has a list directory of the current “top” lists lists.tweetmeme.com
As you can see Twitter has added this feature to enhance your Twitter optimization. These new lists can be integrated into many Twitter management systems as well, like Seesmic and Hootsuite. Start making your lists, have fun and Tweet about your lists so people can follow them.
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