5 Ways To Use Twitter Lists

In case you’re not active on the Twitterverse I’d like to bring you up to speed on a new feature that Twitter has just added to their service. The feature is called “Lists” however I think it really should be called “Groups” – but probably a bit too late to change the name!

The idea is a great one and in the general theme of Twitter – very simple. Lists are ways to organize groups of people on Twitter. You can create lists and add people to them so you can organize Tweets from a targeted group of people. This just launched and already there are 31 lists that are following me…

Since I’m a big Twitter geek I thought it would be great to share what I think are five great ways to use Twitter lists:

  1. Make a list of your favorite Domainers
  2. Create a list of gurus in a particular niche (yes – there are other interesting things out there besides Domaining!)
  3. Make a list of other Twitter users in your city or town
  4. Create a work Twitter list of people in your office
  5. Make a list of all your friends from High School, College, etc.

There are many more great uses for lists – feel free to comment and share your own. One thing is for sure – this feature is only starting to take-off and Twitter has an amazing way of creating very simple but wildly popular features!

Happy Tweeting and don’t forget to add me to your list!

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  • domain report November 7, 2009, 2:49 pm

    I think the idea for Twitter lists must have come for two reasons.

    1 – if you follow hundreds or thousands of people, you can group them up into different interests, groups, or whatever, to follow them more easily.

    2 – it prevents you from needing more than one twitter account. Before, you could set up an account for domains, one for your sports interests, one for work, etc. And get a different username for each. Now you really just need one Twitter account and you can organize everything by lists.

    Now, when will Twitter start making money… :))

  • mywebsearches November 8, 2009, 9:43 am

    In response to the last poster –

    If I not mistaken, twitter is making more than 100 millions a year from various sources. but I have to agree that twitter could pay someone to come up with an idea on how monetize their users.

    Hey Morgan-
    Any information on how we can make some money from sponsoring tweets. I know some people are making good money each month. Have you tried this approach already?


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