The Launch of Twitter Lists

Twitter has just launched a new feature called Lists. This is very similar to what is known as Groups in TweetDeck or HootSuite, except the group lists that you make on Twitter are public.

How You Use It

You can group your followed friends into categories like “Designers”, “Blogs”, “Celebrities” and then view you lists to get a more targeted look at what people are talking about.

How Your Followers Use It

When you are looking at a Twitter profile, in addition to seeing who they follow you can also check out the groups they have created or the groups other people have listed them in! This can be helpful if you are looking for a certain group of people like designers or freelancers to add to your stream.

What do you think of this new feature? Do you see it as something valuable? How will you use it?


  1. I find this headed more toward the followers use on your twitter home page since you get these feeds why should you follow your lists feeds. It also helps you not follow everyone so some can keep their tweet feeds down and use it on a more personal level. Sadly, i have friends who would never follow my feeds and i know i’m spamming them to hell :)

    On a basic lvl, i still prefer my tweetdeck groups for filtering but that’s because it benefits me.

  2. I like this as I’ve grouped people I follow into categories. I also stopped following several corporations, but added them to a list so i can keep track of what I’m interested in but not clutter my timeline.

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