How to Use Lists on Twitter

In the previous podcast I mentioned adding people to a list on Twitter.  A few people asked me what the beHow to Use Lists on Twitternefits were of adding people to a list.

In show #3 I talk about how Twitter lists are a great way to prioritize your news feeds, keep track of the latest news and cut down the noise from your Twitter feed.  You can list both the people that you follow on Twitter, and those that you don't.

Then when you open the list the only tweets you will only see the tweets from the people that are on that list.

There are a variety of different lists you could set up.  Here are a few ideas:

  • People from an event you have been to
  • Daily news in your industry
  • Your clients
  • Keeping an eye on your competitors (you might want to keep this one private!)
  • Blogs you follow
  • People you met on a course you are doing
  • People you met in a group you are in
  • Fans
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
  • Leaders in your industry

Key things to note about Twitter Lists:

  • Can have up to 20 lists
  • 500 people in each lists
  • Lists can be both public and private
  • Create your own lists or subscribe to other people's lists
  • If you add someone to a public list they will be notified
  • List names can be no longer than 25 characters
  • List names cannot start with a number

In this video I show you how to set up your own list and also how to subscribe to other people's lists.

Don't forget if you have a question for the show, pop over to twitter and message me @staceylmyers and use the #StaceyAnswers tag.

How are you using Twitter lists?  Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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