So today I logged onto twitter and was presented with a message informing me I was part of a small beta group that gets to test their new “lists” feature. The new lists are basically groups of people that make it easier to browse a specific subset of people. This is great if you are following a few thousand people and are interested in many topics.
The first list I made can be found here and is some of my favorite web designers and developers, which is why I called the list web people. This will make it much easier for people to stay up to date on friends, family, and interesting people in specific niche’s or industries.
One of the coolest thing about lists is that you can follow them separately than the person who made the list. Also you don’t have to follow 20 people in a certain topic, you can just find a list and follow that. You can also find out which lists you are on and following by going to a url like this https://twitter.com/montanaflynn/lists/memberships and replacing montanaflynn with your or anyone else’s twitter name. That is a great way to find lists that you are interested in as well. Go to my lists page: Montana Flynn’s Twitter Lists
Their is certainly more work that could be done, like an eaiser way to add people to list instead of searching for each person. Also their should be a list search in order to find good lists that you may be interested in. In the meantime a great place to start finding list is on Listorious which brings the most popular lists to you and has an awesome UI and features such as tags and search built in.
Groups for twitter has arrived with the new lists feature.
Did you get invited to test this beta feature? Do you have any opinions on if the lists is a step in the right direction of if twitter should focus on other improvements? I would love to hear comments from you, all and you can even log in through twitter in the comments below!