We’ve used groups on advanced Twitter clients like TweetDeck and Seesmic already but this week Twitter lists went live for everybody on the Web interface at Twitter.com
The introduction of lists has been a wise move by Twitter for many reasons.
Twitter lists result in people who use Twitter apps of all kinds returning to the actual website and generate page views and clicks.
Also these lists are more than the groups we could use within Twitter clients.
Some features you’d expect are missing as of now though:
Nonetheless there seems to be a real frenzy over the lists and a high adoption rate especially in the SEO industry. I ended up on a 12 lists within hours of the appearance of lists and by now the number has tripled. Other, more popular tweeple sport memberships in dozens or even hundreds of lists by now.
Are lists the new follower count? Probably, but that’s not all. Lists are a very effective tool to organize information. On Twitter they allow you to organize sources of information. These sources are people so you list people you follow.
We already can witness
Indeed lists are a really useful addition to the Twitter experience especially in case you tweet for business reasons. You can now group your employees or subscribe to whole new segments of the Twitter population.
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