Monday, December 27, 2010

How to use Twitter Lists on the New Twitter

List are useful when you want to follow a select group of people. So, if you want to keep a tab on what your family is saying simply create a list and be undated when tweets come from that list. This is a good way to follow people who are into something specific you want to keep your eyes on. Lists are a great way to follow and tweet with your buddies or co-workers or old school friends. Whatever be the need, everyone has their own need for a list and reasons would be too large to even comprehend.

Please find below a guide to Twitter lists on the New Twitter. This had everything you need to know about lists on #NewTwitter.

Twitter users can organize others into groups, or “lists”. When you click to view a list, you'll see a stream of Tweets from all the users included in that group. This article will help you get started with some lists basics.

Note: you don't need to follow another user to add them to a list; if you want to read a user's Tweets but not see their messages in your main timeline every day, lists allow you to do that. Similarly, following someone else's list does not mean you follow all users in that list. Rather, you follow the list itself.

How to Create a List

The list button on Twitter looks like this: 

To create a new list, follow these instructions:

Visit the profile of the first user you would like to add to your list
Click the list drop-down, which looks like the icon above
At the bottom of the drop-down menu, click "Create list"
Enter the credentials of your list, and choose whether others can see it or whether it is private
Check to see if the user you wanted to add was successfully included in that list: to do this, click the list drop-down. A blue check will be added next to lists in which that user is included (shown below under "Adding or Removing People")
Some notes about Lists:

20 lists per user
List names cannot begin with a numerical character
Maximum of 500 accounts on each list

Adding or Removing People From Your Lists

You can add users (including yourself!) from anywhere you see the list drop-down on someone's profile. This includes the following:

People searches
Profile pages (including your own)
Yours and other users followers and following lists
Check the boxes of lists you want to include that person in. Uncheck the box if you want to remove them from the list.

Checking out your Lists stats

On your Twitter home page, clicking on the “listed” number (which is next to your “followers” number) will bring up a page all about what lists you are on. Click it to see yours!

Viewing List Content

To view the stream of Tweets from any group of people in lists you follow or have created, follow these steps:

Go to your "Home" page
Click the "Lists" tab on the left panel of the screen
Choose which list you'd like to view
Right away, you'll see a stream of Tweets from the users included in that list
Editing or Deleting Lists

To edit or delete a list, follow these steps:

Go to your "Profile" page
Click the "Lists" tab on the left panel of the screen
Choose to see lists you created, lists you're in, or other people's lists you follow
Click the hockey symbol on the left to edit your list's name and info, or click the trashcan to delete the list entirely.
You cannot add or remove people from your list on this page – you must do that from the profile pages of each individual you wish to add or delete. See above.
Subscribing to/Following Other People's Lists

Following a list is as simple as following any other Twitter user. Simply click on the Lists tab when viewing their profile, and select which lists options you want to see. Click the follow button to follow one of their lists.

You can also consequently remove yourself from a list by blocking the creator of the list.

Note: If the owner of a list that you're following includes a public user that you've blocked, you will still see the updates of the blocked user. This behavior is similar to visiting the profile page of a public user that you've blocked: you're still able to read their tweets.

Mentioning Lists

You can link to any Twitter List by mentioning it as you would any Twitter user, just add a forward slash “/” followed by the list name to list owners username:

@/ (example: @SchauerTime/News)

Note: Renaming a list will break any links you've posted to that list.

[Source: Twitter Blog]

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