Often when I blog or write a chapter for a book, I use lists. On Twitter one of the lists I created and follow is named, innie-talk, , of people who lead introvert conversations on Twitter.
For the most part, people love to use and write lists. On occasion as you may know I have used List.ly to create various lists like:
This week one of the co-founders of List.ly, Nick Kellet, asked me to consider pulling one of my Twitter lists into List.ly during their Beta test. Huh? I was curious about why, and asked what would be the benefit.
List.ly List Goal:
The goal is to take the enormous task of managing a Twitter list and make it easier. Never being one fully using lists but often watching for content from peeps on them, it seems adding a feature like this can help lots of people.
Lists as Networking Tools:
Kellet says, “People can create (1%), contribute (9%) and consume (90%) with Twitter Lists now.” Lists on Twitter are networking tools. They are how we might discover each other. But finding the lists can be an issue.
Putting them on List.ly expands the reach: they get indexed and can be found on Google! Having a Twitter list on List.ly “can help people to find each other and to make better lists that more people can contribute and consume,” adds Kellet.
Sort Lists as You Like:
I like that we can change the order of the list, which to my knowledge, we cannot do on Twitter. List.ly can sort alphabetically, by the newest item (in this case a peep followed on Twitter) added, even by people like you who visit the list and rank each item with a Vote up or a Vote down!
What about you – do you use List.ly? How?
Do you use lists?