Twitter Lists- What Are They Good For? Absolutely Everything!

Managing all your Twitter friends can be a real chore, if you let it get out of hand.

One great way of keeping track of things on Twitter is by organizing your friends by category and placing them into lists. Perhaps it’s best to think of a list as a ‘grouping’ or ‘group.’

The great thing about lists is that you don’t have to follow someone to put them in a list. This means you can keep track of all the people too prolific, or too specific, for your home feed.

To create a twitter list just open the drop-box on the right sidebar, and click “create new list.” Give the lists a name and select if the list will be public or private.

Alongside each username you’ll notice a drop down menu allowing you to add that person to a particular list.

You can make up to 20 lists and each list can hold up to 500 people. Try making a few lists if you haven’t before. Here are some suggestions: World Leaders, Funny People, Friends, Family, Animal Lovers, Human Rights, Political People, Tech News, etc.

Here’s a great and simple intro video about getting the most out of your Twitter lists:

One Comment

  1. Funny Stuff says:

    Very interesting post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make better use of my Twitter account and this information is very helpful!!

    Thanks!

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