We all have our reasons for using Twitter lists for our personal accounts. I, for one, use it to better manage the tweets I follow and to group the people in my follow list. You may have your own use for Twitter lists, too.
But news organizations are also taking notice of the functionality of Twitter’s list function this early on. They have found ways to make Twitter Lists work to their and their follower’s advantage.
Just how these news are outfits using Twitter Lists? Here are a few of them:
Twitter list is handy for recommending people to follow. News organizations can group people who tweet about a certain topic to help Twitter users find people they can get information on. It makes finding valuable information easier when thought leaders and subject experts are grouped together in such a list.
Twitter lists can help organize real-time updates on events. Say for example, the Superbowl games. By making a list about the game and adding game commentators in the list, you get yourself a pretty handy blow-by-blow update tool that people who can’t watch the game can use to keep track of what’s happening.
Twitter lists help news companies organize tweets from their staff members. This makes it easier for Twitter users to follow what in-house journalists have to say about anything – from current events to editorials. It’s just more convenient to look for valuable information if you know that there’s one place where everything is aggregated.
Personally, I think news organizations using Twitter lists is making our Twitter lives a whole lot easier. When you know that information is conveniently organized for you, it makes it easier to separate random babbling from posts with actual substance in it.
What do you think?
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