Twitter announced a big change to the way they do Twitter lists this week and a ‘hallelujah’ is definitely in order.
Watch Twitter Lists Update:
Twitter lists are a great way to keep organized the people you are following which makes it a lot easier to target audiences and effectively market yourself. They were pretty restrictive before by limiting you with how many you could create and people you could follow but that’s all now changed.
You are now able to create 1,000 different Twitter lists, up from 20 previously.
Wow! That’s a lot of lists. Even chronic OCD people would be happy with that. You should be making as many lists that would be useful to you as possible. And make some that your audience will appreciate too! Creating those resources will help build up your Twitter following by making you a connector and thought leader.
You are now able to add up to 5,000 people to each list, up from 500 previously.
Does it get better than that? I mean, this is one heck of a limit that will be hard for you to reach. It also makes it even easier to build very thorough resources for your audience so start adding!
Keep in mind public vs. private lists.
I love that there are two kinds of lists on Twitter. The ones I want the whole world to know about and the ones I don’t. Remember that a public list will alert anyone that has been added to it in their interactions feed and anyone can subscribe to it (even if they are not following you). Private lists however are just that and no one will see it but the creator. The people on the list won’t be notified that they are on it either. Great for keeping track of people (or let’s just call it like it is… stalking.)