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Updated by Nick Kellet on Nov 13, 2015
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Why Twitter Lists Work : 100+ blog posts

Smart Ways to Use Twitter Lists

Lists are one of Twitter's best features because they help you use Twitter strategically, rather than haphazardly. Do you use them yet? If you don't, hopefully you'll be convinced to get on that bandwagon by the end of this (short) email. Lists help you see tweets by certain people and drown out all the rest.

How to Get Started With New Twitter Lists

Now that Twitter Lists have gotten a major upgrade, we're excited about the prospect of better organizing our Twitter feed into easily viewable categories. Previously, you could only create 20 lists. Now, you can make up to 1,000, and those lists can contain as many as 5,000 accounts - a big improvement on the prior cap of 500 accounts.

Twitter Now Supports More and Longer Lists

Twitter lists got a refresh on Thursday, giving users the ability to create more lists on the social network and include more people on those created. Previously capped at 20, now you can create up 1,000 lists on Twitter. Those lists can now include up to 5,000 accounts, substantially larger than the previous cap of 500 accounts.

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists

The just-launched Twitter Lists feature is a new way to organize the people you're following on Twitter, or find new people. In actuality, though, Twitter Lists are Twitter's long awaited "groups" feature. They offer a way for you to bunch together other users on Twitter into groups so that you can get an overview of what they're up to.

When & Why To Use Twitter Lists To Make Your Life Easier #Twitter

Twitter lists allow you to quiet all the noise happening on Twitter. When and why you should use them is important to know if you want to get more out of Twitter for your business. Do you know when you should use a Twitter List?

Lists - How They Work and Why They're Important

Today I'm going to talk about how to use lists and why they are important. I'll be focusing on Twitter and Facebook as both are widely known and used. Twitter Lists The goal of Twitter is to gain as many followers as possible so as to have maximum exposure for your business, quotes, ideas, etc.

How to add yourself to your own Twitter lists (with pictures)

A few weeks ago, one of my Twitter followers asked me how he could add himself on his own list using Twitter's platform. Bad news first? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is you can't do it on However, you can add yourself using a third party platform like HootSuite.


Many people who are new to Twitter are unaware of lists. Actually, I should amend that. They may be aware of them but are frightened and run away from them, scared they might bite or blow up. In fact, in a survey of Twitter's own employees, less than half used lists!

Dear Twitter: Here Is How to Fix Your API

This is a guest post by Orian Marx, a serial entrepreneur obsessed with tackling information overload. He has a computer science background with expertise in Flash and Flex front-end development. He's a born-and-raised New Yorker who likes to swing dance when he's not working. I want to make something clear from the start: I love...

How to Fully Utilize Twitter Lists

Twitter can get a little overwhelming for some. I have been asked how to keep up with the latest news and keep track with the newsfeed since I follow so many people. The answer is simple: Twitter lists. Twitter lists came out of nowhere and when I finally had it, I ended up spending the entire day listing people into them.

7 Twitter Habits To Adopt In 2012 To Double Your Followers

So when it comes to Twitter, I recently read a fantastic post from Lance Ulanoff, editor of Mashable about the topic. In his post he head one resolution that went like this: I want to double my Twitter audience in 2012 He said that he didn't quite know how to achieve this.

How Your Business Can Use a "Listmaker" Account to Tap the Power of Twitter Lists

Twitter lists are a powerful way to structure your attention on Twitter so that you focus on the people who matter most. By providing a way to sort different types of contacts into different HootSuite streams, lists help you focus on different people or conversations at different times or in specific contexts.

The Idiot's Guide To Twitter Lists

Twitter List is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to public lists created by others. JustUnfollow tech team member, @SameerMhatreT, discusses the what, why and how of this awesome feature. It is easy for Twitter timelines to grow clustered.

The Hidden Guide to Using Twitter Effectively

When it comes to social media, there is not that much hidden about how it all works. The issue is that sometimes the information is hard to find in one place. So in this post, we are going to unearth some commonly unanswered questions in standard Twitter how to posts when it comes to getting the most out of your Twitter experience.

Why Being Listed on Top Twitter Lists is Better Than Having Many Twitter Followers

When you interact on Twitter, your users get a bird's eye view of you as a person. They get a small glimpse of who you are from your Twitter page and updates,

The How and Why of Twitter Lists

If you are following more than a few hundred people on Twitter, chances are you find it difficult to see all the tweets in your home feed. Luckily, there's an app for that. Okay, maybe not an actual app but there is a simple solution to help you keep up with your Twitter friends and I'm here to tell you all about it.

Twitter Reading List

How to use Twitter for Social Learning Over 200+ articles and resources about Twitter Guide to Twitter in the K8 Classroom, Langwitches, 28 August 2011 Encouraging a conference backchannel on Twitter, ProfHacker, Chronicle of Higher Ed, 10 February 2011 Twitter is the newest toy for self-published stories, FastCompany, 11 July 2011 Brevity breath of fresh air in time of overload, The Australian, 11 Juy 2011 Meet the Tweeters (infographic), ColumnFive, 6 July 2011 Story telling and social networks; why Twitter beats GooglePlus, ReadWriteWeb, 9 July 2011 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter, BestCollegesOnline, July 2011 What's a Twitter chat?

Using Twitter Lists

I don't know whether it's a symptom of the mid-semester crunch, or a social media version of cleaning out one's closet for spring, but over the last couple of weeks, several people in my tweetstream have mentioned that they are feeling overwhelmed by how many people they are following.

Life on the List

The Suggested User List has been one of the most controversial and misunderstood parts of the explosive growth of everybody's favorite cerulean social service, though the company has loudly hinted that its life is limited. So I thought I'd explain a little bit about what Twitter is like when you're on the list.

How to use Twitter Lists like a Pro

This is an excerpt from a guest post I wrote for Career Attraction. You can read the full post here. I spoke at a conference recently to a rather social media-savvy audience. It didn't surprise me that the bulk of the crowd raised their hands when I asked them if they were active on Twitter.

Why Twitter "Lists" Change Everything

I typically hate writing about topical technology subjects, because most often it's reactive, worthless speculation. However, the new Twitter "Lists" feature has me thinking; this is an interesting feature not because of the "tech" but because of the implications on the developing economics of social networks.

Limiting Lists on Twitter?

Okay, we all need to have a limit set here or there, but I really find that Twitter is not being smart about this one. Twitter notes that the lists are limited to 20 with each list limited to 500 accounts.

Why Create A Twitter List?

With the rapid advancement of technology, users typically find the easiest way to organize their files. In the context of business, we often see owners using social networking sites to reach out to potential target clients. And we can't deny the fact that when Twitter started, users worried about how to do things easily.

Why Twitter Lists ARE NOT the New Ranking System in Social Media

I keep seeing this article about the importance of twitter lists getting retweeted, and I'm compelled to disagree. Steven Hodson over at The Inquistr is making an argument that Lists are going to be the new ranking system in social media.

3 Essential Twitter Lists for Any Entrepreneur

Twitter has been one of the chief catalysts of my business success. While I've wasted plenty of hours on the platform, I've also used it to infiltrate the "cool kid" crowd, perform market research, and stay ahead of trends in my industry & beyond.