It was supposed to be a secret, but it's the kind of secret that no one is keeping. As some of us logged into our Twitter accounts, we were blessed with the appearance of "Tweetie" (that's the Twitter bird) who bore the following message:
New! Lists. A great way to organize the people you follow and discover new and interesting accounts. (BETA) Lists are timelines you build yourself, consisting of friends, family, co-workers, you name it.
Not everyone has Twitter Lists right now, but the plan is to roll them out soon. Since Twitter Lists launched (a week ago or so), I've been named to 13 lists, among them titles like "cooljews," "ROICom," and "chicksthatlead." It's an honor, really, to be considered so essential that other people want to organize your content among the liketweeted. And in case you wondered what your Twitter friends think of you, this is a good way - as they tag your life by listing you, you get a picture of which words are associated with you (or the Twitter representation of you) most. Also, people don't seem to care how long their list names are, which may yet change.But someday soon, I'm going to land on a list with a name that's a little less than complimentary. In anticipation of that day, I present...
10 Twitter Lists I Don't Want to Be On
And it goes without saying that the number one Twitter List I don't want to be on is:
Which of course lands me on the list called "makesjokesabouttheholocaust." Great.