There’s a lot to be said about Twitter lists. It’s a great way to organize and categorize those you follow by category. There are even services that will create one for you if you don’t have the time to do it yourself. When you use a Twitter client that lets you browse lists, you can quickly zero in or particular themes or discussions. I take pride in curating the Ontario Educators List ONE and TWO. The lists are public and can be helpful for others trying to locate the same type of Twitter user. If you’re an Ontario and not on either list, you can add yourself at the form located here.
There’s another side to this. At times, people will add you to their lists. This can be interesting to investigate. What people do others think are like you that perhaps you should be following yourself? These are public lists that others are curating. What categories have they put you in? To find out, go to your Twitter profile page, click on lists, and then toggle to Lists you’re a member of.
Recently, I went looking at mine and found some interesting lists that I’ve been assigned to. Here are some of them and my thoughts about the lists…
- Gurus by Lorelie Brokenshire
(Another top 10 list I didn’t make. Maybe those darn Couros boys should count as 1?)
- Onderwijs by Gwendolen Tee
(I had to use an online translator – my Dutch is rusty! But, Onderwijs is a list that’s OK to be on)
- Aging_network by Klaudia
for ppl 50 or better experts/companies/organizations/communites
(I think people make this list by blogging fondly about COBOL or Fortran or something. Also, we text and don’t txt)
- Vikings Fans by Minnesota Vikings
Home of Minnesota Vikings supporters.
(C’mon Vikings fans. This is the year and only 38 of us believe?)
- eXcited About Learning by Zoe Elise Breen
Those who want to spread the eLearning word.
(This is me to a “T”)
- good folks to follow by Shannon Smith
List I created for upcoming twitter for teachers workshop in the OCDSB
(aw, thanks, Shannon)
- PeopleIveMet by Alfred Thompson
People I have met in real life
(I have a list like this too, Alfred. Great minds)
- Geek by Heather Howe
(and proud of it!)
- Teachers Who Tech by Aerin Guy
Educators breaking new ground in technology – a who’s who of who should be teaching our kids!
(a good group to be hanging with)
- twibes-technology by Smoke Wallin
Visit http://twibes.com/technology/twitter-list to join the top technology Twitter people.
(actually a lot of twibes- generated by twibes.com)
Remember that as interesting as lists are to create and follow – these lists are of people following you!
What interesting lists are you a part of?
- Twibes (slideshare.net)
- Minnesota Vikings Smart to Sit Adrian Peterson, Explore Other Options (nationalfootballauthority.com)
- Vikings Training Camp 2012: John Carlson Suffers Sprained MCL (thevikingage.com)
- How to Create Twitter Lists Step-by-Step (community.constantcontact.com)
- The First 10 Things to Do When Getting Started on Twitter (blogs.constantcontact.com)