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3 Actual Uses of Twitter Lists

Twitter lists have been introduced just a couple of weeks ago and it is still not really clear to many people how the lists can be used. Let’s take a look at just three examples of how the lists can turn useful:

1. Create a Group Tweet Widget

Say you are part of some team or a community and you want to create a collaborative widget of what you all Tweet about. Twitter lists can be a perfect way to do that:

  • Go to Twitter List Widget generator;
  • Provide your user name, list name and title (Setting tab);
  • Customize the look and feel (Preferences, Appearance and Dimensions tabs);
  • Grab the code and let your team members add it to their personal pages and blogs:

List Widget Settings

2. Subscribe to Lists by RSS

What can be a better use of a Twitter list than the ability to stalk the group of people more effectively. While Twitter (surprisingly) doesn’t allow to subscribe to a list by RSS, there are already external tools for that!

TwiterList2RSS is a good example:

  • Just create the list of people you really want to subscribe to (be very selective);
  • Grab the list link;
  • Go to the tool and provide the list link:

Here’s an example of our collective S&S Twitter list:

Twitter List RSS

3. Monitor Popular Lists, Promote Lists

There will be plenty of Twitter lists directories and trackers, right now we already have one good example – Listorious. The site tracks popular and new lists as well as allows to share your own lists:

  • Find popular media lists;
  • Find popular news lists;
  • Find popular marketing lists;
  • Search Twitter lists;
  • See most popular tags;
  • Submit your own list!


Ann Smarty Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas

Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann’s expertise in blogging and tools serve as ...

3 Actual Uses of Twitter Lists

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