So, I just logged in to my Twitter account via the web interface and saw a notice mentioning a new “Lists” feature that Twitter have just launched. The notice read:
“New! Lists. A great way to organize the people you follow and discover new and interesting accounts. (BETA)
Lists are timelines you build yourself, consisting of friends, family, co-workers, sports teams, you name it. You’re part of a small group receiving this feature, so don’t tweet about it yet!”
This looks like it will be quite an interesting feature to work with. It can also allow Twitter users to follow conversations between various groups of people as well as to create an interesting list (for example, South African bands on Twitter) and to share that list with others who may find it of interest (by the way, check out my first Twitter list).
Twitter lists can, in a way, be thought of as similar to groups on other social platforms. They allow users to follow tweets by a group of users with a single click.
I look forward to seeing this feature rolled out fully and to see how it gets used by the Twitter community.