Earlier today, Twitter rolled out its much anticipated Twitter Lists feature. Within a few hours, it has taken a large part of the Twittersphere by storm. Twitter lists allows users to assign custom keyword labels to any Twitterer, which can in turn be viewed on a separate list.
Listorious has created a directory of lists which is quickly becoming populated with a lot of data. To start, here is a list of the Top 100 Lists on Twitter.
It’s interesting to note that we can see Twitter lists already being indexed by Google. This ultimately means that marketers will want to have influence on the way they are labelled. Looking through the list names that are created for an individual, one can learn a great deal about the public’s perception. And there is also the occasional laugh as well. To demonstrate, here are a couple of famous Twitterers and the variety of Twitter lists they appear on.
Guy Kawasaki, @guykawasaki, who has been ‘listed’ 1,729 times as of right now, is labeled as:
- firehoses, and
- titans of tech
Darren Rowse (@problogger), listed 664 times, is described as:
How are you listed? Is it what you expect?