I discovered the “lists” feature on Twitter the night it came out…I was “working” – which is difficult to justify when you are unemployed, but I was busy for some reason!
Basically, a mini (but better in its own way) version of a FANTASTIC feature of TweetDeck, lists!…it’s about time! I love that you can make the lists public or private. One of my categories is “BrandsILove” and the fact that ones ego can see how many lists you are on & who they come from, make Twitter even more of a social platform than before. (I am working on all my lists every day…currently there are only 4 in my “BrandsILove” category).
I was notified by Richard Newman that you are only allowed 500 people per list – honestly, another great idea. I am a believer that Twitter should be a place to gather & get smarter through the plethora of information that comes through on a minute-by-minute basis On the business side: Twitter is a place to get to know your current and future customers. It is not a place to spew the exact same message you put in a mass email or a billboard. It’s called “social networking” for a reason.
Thank you Twitter for advancing and making the Twitter experience better for all. TweetDeck is FABULOUS, but it drains my little 4 year old system to where I can not run many items w/o ‘ol Bessie shutting down, so this is great for those of us that use Twitter.com 90% of the time.
Next on the list? I would love to see an on/off button to auto refresh. Why on/off? Sometimes I don’t need the distraction of the auto update (ahem: TweetDeck) but it would be great to have for @’s and DM’s.