One of the most underrated features on Twitter has also quickly become one of my favorite. It’s Twitter Lists.
Twitter Lists is a way to stick different Twitter accounts into groups and then see all their posts in a dedicated feed. This is great if you have a group of accounts that all tweet about a similar topic and that you’d wanna see what they’re saying together.
For example, I have a Twitter List for people that tweet about St Louis stuff. This includes news outlets, sports teams, restaurants, neighborhoods, politicians and more. Seeing all their tweets together gives me a picture of what’s happening in the city. It’s given me great ideas for weekend adventures with the family.
Unfortunately, during the simplification of Twitter in order to make it something that can garner more mass appeal, Twitter Lists has become a pretty buried feature. But it’s worth seeking out. You can find them when you click over to your profile when you’re signed in.
I have other Twitter Lists like…
There’s one called VIP. It’s tweets that I absolutely can’t miss. I wanna read every single one. It’s family, close friends, and co-workers. This lists and its members is obviously private.
There’s my STL Tech list of people in the St Louis tech and startup community.
There’s my Food list. It’s famous chefs and food media sites that I love to follow. Food is one of my passions. 🙂
I need to build out a few more. They’re that useful.
Do you use, follow, or create Twitter Lists?