Public or Private: Where Do Your Twitter Lists Stand

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giving Yesterday Twitter made a headlining announcement that users will soon be able to create lists, or groups, from the Twitter site. You’re already familiar with the groups feature if you use clients like TweetDeck or Hootsuite to manage Twitter. It’s a great feature to use to keep track of specific people, clients, or publications.

 

Private and Public Advantages of Twitter Lists

What stands out the most about Twitter’s announcement is that any list you create will public by default. What this means is that all the lists you create on Twitter will be available to the public, making it easier to share with friends and your followers. Lists will be linked from your profile so that others can easily subscribe to your lists. However, to respect those with privacy issues, you will also have the option to make your lists private and avoid feeding into Twitter’s popularity drama.

 

chat What Will You Do?

  • Will you keep all of your lists public or private?
  • What about a mix and match? Will you make public lists for your followers and private lists for yourself?
  • How do you feel about those who choose to keep their lists private?
  • Do you think lists will feed into Twitter’s popularity drama?

Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know why!

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  • GerardB

    You're 100% right about this feeding into the platform's popularity drama. Maybe now would be a great time for Twitter to follow LinkedIn's lead and get rid of follower count numbers over 500. That alone would cut down on a certain level of drama and ego Tripping.

    I'm all for the sharing of lists though. To paraphrase Social Media Club…If you care, share.

  • emcgillivray

    I definitely think it could lead to popularity contests.

    That said, I would find it a useful tool, especially in remembering why I followed certain people. My lists will be public, which keeps with the trend of my Twitter being public. Plus, I do think the lists will be helpful for finding followers of those I follow who I might be interested in.

  • GerardB

    You're 100% right about this feeding into the platform's popularity drama. Maybe now would be a great time for Twitter to follow LinkedIn's lead and get rid of follower count numbers over 500. That alone would cut down on a certain level of drama and ego Tripping.

    I'm all for the sharing of lists though. To paraphrase Social Media Club…If you care, share.

  • emcgillivray

    I definitely think it could lead to popularity contests.

    That said, I would find it a useful tool, especially in remembering why I followed certain people. My lists will be public, which keeps with the trend of my Twitter being public. Plus, I do think the lists will be helpful for finding followers of those I follow who I might be interested in.

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