Twitter Lists are all the rage. The shiny new object. The hot new thing. For at least the next day or so… They’re a practical way to manage people you follow, and, of course, yet another mechanism to drive one’s ego and other forms of self-indulgence. Especially since they aren’t even open to all Twits Twitterers yet. But supposedly everyone’ll have access soon enough. So let’s assume that by reading this post, you have access to the Twitter lists feature. Not sure? Go to Twitter.com, log in, and look for “lists” on the right of your screen. Can’t find it? No lists for you!
I logged in today and found I’ve been added to TEN (10) lists! Yay for me! Is 10 good? I have no clue. I’ll give it a resounding maybe. But they like me, they really really like me.
The cool thing is, lists are public and totally fair game. So not only can you easily follow anyone’s lists of amazingly cool wonderful people who tweet better than the likes of you or I, but you can also easily find out what lists someone is on. Why would you want to do this? Well, other than the obvious game of figuring out who is the coolest kid in school, it could be a great way to find lists of people that are relevant to you/your industry pretty quickly. Here’s the simple 3 step-process to find out what lists someone is on…
- Get the twitter name of the person you want to stalk know more about. E.g. “jtoeman”.
- Cut a hole in the box.
- Go to the URL http://twitter.com/that twitter name you got in step 1 above/lists/memberships. For example: http://twitter.com/jtoeman/lists/memberships
- Read list.
- Think about the words you are reading.
- Enjoy a cup of coffee with some freshly steamed milk (organic from sustainably farmed cows if possible).
- Watch an episode of Glee.
- Try to remember why you were looking up people on Twitter in the first place.
Hope this was helpful!