Thursday, October 15, 2009

Things To Know About Twitter's Lists


Twitter has started to roll out the much-anticipated Lists functionality. Here are the highlights:

  • Lists allow each user a way to group some or all of the people they follow by assigning them to a list.
  • It also helps with discovery: When you go to a user's profile, you can see which lists they have created and follow relevant people. You can also see which lists someone belongs to and follow the others on that same list.
Note: if you do not see lists yet, don't worry! You'll be getting access to it soon!

I jumped the gun and created my lists rather quickly. Here are some tips:

  • Carefully consider how you want to structure your lists before you start to set them up.
  • You can only create 20 lists.
  • Each list cannot have more than 500 people.
  • If you want to edit a list's name, go to: Lists You Follow, Click on List Name and on the right hand side towards the bottom is an "edit list" link. That will allow you to change the name of a list OR change it from public to private & vice versa.
  • If you want to delete a list, go to: Lists You Follow, Click on List Name and on the right hand side towards the bottom is an "delete list" link.
Note: at the time of posting this, neither the edit nor delete functionality are working.

Hope this helps!


3 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Sharon! I have not yet seen the lists, but I'm very curious about them. So say I enjoy the tweets of a coffee company employee on twitter, is there someone way that I will be able to click on his or her name and see who all has 'listed' him or her, or will I have to go through lists.

So, say John Doe works for a coffee company. Can I click on John Doe's name and see that person A, B, and C have all put him on a list, or will I have to go dig and stumble through the lists of person A, B, and C do be able to figure out that John Doe is on a list. Does that make sense?

Thanks in advance.

Melody
@SbuxMel

SharonTucci said...

"So say I enjoy the tweets of a coffee company employee on twitter, is there someone way that I will be able to click on his or her name and see who all has 'listed' him or her, or will I have to go through lists."

Yes - if you look at a person's profile page, next to where it says their follower/following counts it will say Lists + a number. You can then see the last 20 people who have added that person to their list/s. (Currently you can only see the last 20)

Rhianne M said...

I concur, structuring is crucial. I have a large list I now need to sub-divide into two separate lists for ease of management. I'm not sure I am able to do this? Can anyone advise me about what I need to do?

Thanks in advance.
LadyBizBiz