Tag Archives: Twitter Lists

Discover the Most Popular Lists On Twitter With Listorious

Twitter Lists are a great way to organize the people you follow and discover new and interesting accounts. You can divide Tweeples into lists acording to “Genre” and follow lists created by other people to consume tweets in bulk. If you haven’t created a Twitter list yet or aren’t following any list, you are missing the real fun.(read: How to create a Twitter lists)

Now the question is: How do I find the most popular lists on Twitter? I can not afford to browse all the lists one by one. How Do I know which lists are worth a follow and which lists match my interests? How do I find Twitter lists which will serve me “Value” ?.

Enter Listorious – a user powered directory which contains the most popular lists in Twitter.

To get started, login with your Twitter account and grant the application permission to access your account. After that you can find and follow popular lists using the following methods:

1. Listorious 140: Listorious has a list of Top 140 Lists on Twitter which is updated regularly. Click the list and you will be shown 140 popular lists on Twitter, ranked acording to follower count.

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To follow a list, all you have to do is click the list name and then click “Follow”.

2. Follow popular lists based on Tags: If following Twitter lists which are popular just because they have more followers doesn’t seem like a good idea, you can consider searching lists by Tags. The Listorious Tag page contains a whole lot of tags to narrow down your search for lists that match your interest.

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Clikcing a Tag takes you to the corresponding page containing all lists of that particular tag. You can then click the list name to follow it.

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Add a Twitter List in Listorious Directory

If you have found an interesting Twitter list and want the world to know about it, submit it to the Listorious directory. The list may or may not be created by you and once you add the list, other people can start following it. Cool!

Techie Buzz Verdict

Listorious is brilliant and makes it easy to find popular lists on Twitter. The site is easy to use, advertisement free and there aren’t any signups involved. One addition would have been awesome: Email reminders about emerging lists that matches your interest. Adding this feature, would solve the manual search and notify you of popular lists in your email inbox.

Techie Buzz rating: 5/5 (perfect).

How to Remove Yourself From Twitter Lists Created by Others

Groups or Lists have always been a good way to organize your contacts. In that sense Twitter Lists are no different. However, with lists, you cannot control whether you are on a good list or a rant list.

Say for example, you had a bad day with one of your Twitter friends and they in turn decide to add you to a list called Moronsor something like that. Officially, there is no way for you to get out of that list, however, thanks to TechicaVita, there might be a way to get yourself out of that list.

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As you can see from the tweet above: If you block a user and then unblock them, you will not show up on their list anymore. So, if you have been wanting to get out of someone’s twitter list, try out the trick above. Do let us know if it works for you or not.

Don’t know how to block/unblock twitter users? Read our tutorial on How To Block or Unblock users in Twitter.

TweetDeck to Introduce LinkedIn Support

the popular client for desktop and iPhone is set to introduce support for LinkedIn in the latest build. In addition to that, they will also be adding support for Twitter Lists.

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With this introduction, TweetDeck is set to become a comprehensive social networking tool for desktop and probably iPhone, since it already supports and MySpace.

The support for LinkedIn and Twitter Lists will be introduced in version 0.32 in TweetDeck.

Coming Soon: Bring Your LinkedIn Network to TweetDeck [Official TweetDeck Blog]

How to Create a Blog Widget For Twitter Lists

Twitter introduced the lists feature some days back. We have seen how to create Twitter lists and how to create an Rss feed from your Twitter list pages. But if you want to show tweets from a public Twitter list in your Blog, this widget will come in handy.

How to create the widget for any public Twitter list

1. Go to Twitter Widgets list and start customizing your list. Give your widget a title and a caption.

2. To search for a public Twitter list, just enter the username of the person who created the list. For example, if you are interested in the Techie-Buzz author list, type keithdsouza(without quotes) in the username field. After that click the button that says Find lists.

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3. Go to the preferences tab to customize the widget settings. You can choose to load all tweets as they come or you can, specify a timed interval. Other settings include adding avatars, timestamps and hashtags in the widget.

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4. Next, you would want to customize the widget according to the look and feel of your blog. Switch to the appearance tab, and you can start customizing the widget. You can choose the color of the widget, tweets and links according to your style.

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The dimensions tab lets you choose a custom size of the widget, and the widget can be completely customized in appearance. After that hit the Grab codebutton and you can integrate the widget in your blog, website or social networking profiles.

This is how the Techie-Buzz Twitter author list looks:


You can follow the techie-buzz author list here. Don’t forget to check out the ultimate collection of twitter websites and applications.

How to Create an RSS Feed From Your Twitter List Pages

Twitter Lists 2 RSS is an online tool that enables you to quickly create an RSS feed from your Twitter list pages. The RSS feed obtained can be used to read the list stream on any feed reader like Google Reader or FeedDemon.

To create an RSS feed, just enter the URL of a Twitter list on the field provided on site and click on the ‘Get an RSS feed’ button. For instance, I entered the URL for Techie Buzz Twitter list created by Kieth to get its RSS feed. You can convert your Twitter list pages to RSS in no time using this simple utility.

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6.5 Million Lists Created on Twitter

went live with the new lists feature just 2 days back, we also did a tutorial on how to create lists on twitter. However, it looks like many of you don’t need that tutorial.

According to a pretty complex search query on Google, created by Amit Agarwal from Digital Inspiration, twitter users have already created more than 6.5 million lists.

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The number of lists definitely show how popular twitter has become. Makes me wonder, why they took so long to get out with this feature? Thanks @labnol.

Twitter Releases Lists (Beta)

Not so long ago, Pallab wrote an article about Twitter incorporating a list feature that enabled users to manage the information overload. Today, just as I logged into my account I found an alert waiting for me with a large reddish orange New!preceding it that managed to catch my attention more than the super large (and no-doubt super-chirpy) Twitter bird. I had Twitter Lists – A great way to organize the people you follow and discover new and interesting accounts. in (Beta) of course.   So what is a Twitter List? And what differentiates it from the host of similar features touted by many Twitter clients such as DestroyTwitter’s Groups?

To better answer those questions, it would be easier to show the entire process of making a list and finding strengths (and flaws) of this new feature.

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This picture shows my Twitter home screen as of now. There is of course the large alert, and along with that, my following/followers row has an addition called listed. This counts the number of lists you are a part of. Below the search bar is the Lists explanation and a link to create a new list.

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Clicking that brings up an overlay dialog box that asks you two things: the name of the list and its visibility. The name of the list is becomes the page name (i.e. twitter.com/username/listname) and a private list can only be accessed by you, while a public list can be accessed by anyone. Pretty straightforward.

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The list gets created and the only occupant of the list is a search bar urging you to find people to add to that list or you can add them from your following page as well. I decided to go to my following page and add people.

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Here I see an added button to the left of the settings called Manage lists in which <username> appears. Clicking on it brings up a checkbox. After clicking the checkbox I see a small Your lists: URLadded to the bottom of the user.

Add non follower

You can also add a user who does not follow you (and you do not follow the user either). Just a click and you are done!

Final List

And finally, the list view. Here you have made a personal timeline of stuff you want to see grouped under one view.

For all I know, the private list is indistinguishable from DestroyTwitter’s Groups feature. Thus, for me, this was nothing new. I guess the catch lies in the public lists which allow people with similar interests to follow, say, amateur astronomers and their like (the Twitter Team List is an excellent example).

P.S. Don’t forget to follow all the Techie Buzz authors at the Techie Buzz Twitter list.

Twitter to Allow Grouping of Friends With Lists

TwitterWith the explosive growth of Twitter, one problem many users have been facing is information overload. With no way to organise tweets, following several hundred users can become overwhelming. Till now the only solution was to use the grouping feature offered by various 3rd party Twitter clients like Tweetdeck and Seesmic. However, all that is set to change with Twitter announcing that it plans to introduce lists very soon.

In a blog-post, Twitter revealed that it is currently beta testing lists on a limited set of Twitter users plans to go public with it very soon. They will offer a convenient way to group your contacts. Lists will be public by default and linked from your profile. Since other users can subscribe to your lists, Twitter is hoping that it will offer a new way to discover new tweets and accounts.

Twitter is already working on adding support for geo-location and retweets. Along with them this new feature represents one of the long standing demands from the users and will add a new dimension to Twitter.