Twitter Tip: How To Ditch Any Twitter List


Warning: This solution might seem pretty rude to some people. Suck it up!

As rude as this solution might be, it gets the job done…fast! To be honest, no one will even notice your rudeness if you do everything right. So, just how are you supposed to ditch a Twitter list that you didn’t even create? The same way magicians make cards appear out of thin air: magic. Before I give you the trick, you need to understand why you would want to remove yourself from a Twitter list?


Why I Don’t Want To Be In Your Twitter Lists

While Twitter lists are great for getting a community consensus on your area of expertise, that’s also the downside if you’re an @$$ to people. Here’s a few lists you might not want to be on:

  • Social Media douchebags
  • Douchebags
  • @$$holes
  • Social Media Snobs
  • Spammers
  • Mobile Brats

Maybe you don’t like the person nor the name of the list they put you in. Maybe you don’t like the people on the list. I think you get the picture. When fans, friends, colleagues, and clients browse your lists, you definitely don’t want to them to see your name pop up on a bad list. It’s a surefire way discourage people from getting to know you.


Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

So, let’s get around it using Keith Dsouza’s Twitter List solution:

If you block a user and then unblock them, you will not show up on their list anymore.

To block someone, head to their Twitter profile. In the sidebar under “Actions” will be an option to block the person. In the same spot should also be the option to unblock the person. Didn’t think it was that simple did you?

  • Cheryl Lawson

    Very useful. Hopefully you're not on a bad list, but just in case.

  • Corvida Raven

    I'm not on any, at least not to my knowledge. But as you said, better safe than sorry Cheryl.

  • Jaypee of

    hello there! saw you on SS.. so i decided to check on your blog. i love it. =) nicely done.

  • madalyn

    Great advice!!

  • iphone clone

    Very useful! Great post

  • iphone clone

    Very useful! Great post

  • elledub

    great post, corvida!

    my partner was on a list called “big d___” (fill in the blank)….the woman who started the list doesn't even know him personally or vice versa…nor does he talk about that on twitter! he asked if he'd be removed and she complied.

    so, sometimes just asking to be removed does too.

    i'm on 77 lists so far and they're all ones I'm proud to be on!

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  • Corvida Raven

    That's good to here Elle! And you're right, you could definitely just ask. Not everyone may be as lucky as your partner though.

  • silvermari

    Beauty! Thanks. ~Mari.