In late 2009, Twitter introduced the concept of 'lists'. They could very well be one of the network's most useful tools - and many people aren't taking full advantage...
In a nutshell, lists are a way of organising the people you follow on Twitter. They are a good way to group the different areas of your life and your interests. For example, you could have a list of the people you work with, to get a snapshot of what people are talking about who you work with. For example, we at Giraffe have a list of the people we're following who offer some of the best insights into what is happening in the world of social media.
Twitter lists are a great way of making sure that you don't miss any tweets from those people who offer you something of quality. It is also a great way of showing gratitude to people, as they are made aware when they added to your lists. Who doesn't want to be added to a list called 'My Favourite Tweeps' or 'Social Media Geniuses'!?
So how do you make lists? Here is a very brief how to guide:
1) Click on your profile drop down menu, and click on the 'Lists' tabs.
2) Click 'create list'.
3) Name your list, and don't worry about being too specific as you can have up to 20 lists!
4) Save the list!
5) Now, when you are on a user's profile and you want to add them to a list, simply click on the drop down menu on their profile and click 'Add or remove from lists'.
That is all there is too it - but if you're still unsure, Twitter explain it in easy steps here. So why not get on your Twitter now, and start organising who you're following to get more out of your Twitter account. We look forward to finding ourselves on one of your lists soon. Please?