OK, now you can “Pump Up” your twitter!
Our dynamic trio – Jack, Biz and Evan – have released their biggest feature update:
Twitter lists are a way for you to group people you follow into categories. Provided here for your twitter convenience is a short guide on how to create and use them:
1. Click “create new list” in the new section on the right in the sidebar.
2. Name it and choose whether to make it private or public.
3. Add people you are following to your new list by visiting your following page and use the drop down menu beside each username or go to their profile page and use the drop down menu to add them to your list.
Sharing your list: Once you’ve created a list and assuming it’s a public list, you can share the URL with anyone. Also, you can follow other’s lists!
Twitter created a list of all their staff here.
And I created a list of the Tweet Valley Team here.
Tip: When you click on a team URL, you will see the teams member’s tweets. If you would like to see who is on the team, just add “/members” to the team URL or click “following” and you will see a page with the team members listed (see example below.)
Issues with this new list feature:
#1 You can’t add yourself to a list you have created.
#2 You can only add people you follow
#3 It’s hard to add people to your list
#4 No way for people to know you are following them
#6 No way to “follow-the-list-except-that-guy-who-tweets-too-much”
#7 You can’t import/export lists
#8 No stats or analytics
#9 No dynamic lists
If you would like to avoid these issues just ignore twitter’s lists and use TweepML to establish and share groups of twitter users.
I am on the Tweet Valley team, but since I created this list I’m not included on the list: add “/members” to the team URL or click “following” and you will see a page with the team members listed