Way back in November 2009 Twitter launched an interesting feature called Twitter Lists. In short, Twitter Lists allow you to organize the profiles you’re following into groups. The filtering aspect of this feature is helpful if you are trying to zero in on something specific, such as Twitter users based on location, employer, or any other relevant categories.
Creating a new Twitter List is a simple process. In fact, the first thing you’ll be asked is to provide a name for your list. That’s where this feature can take an interesting turn. If you’ve been Listed you’ve caught someone’s attention. Something in your bio or the content of your tweets has made an impression. In the future, your Listor will be able to find you quickly because they filed your profile under a group they intend to monitor. In other words, your reputation or influence has been noted. A few examples:
OK, being classified as “US Domestic” helps keep my ego in check, but overall the Listed feature is a quick way to monitor your influence and reputation. Have you checked lately to see how many times you’ve been Listed? How did they categorize you? Does the name fit with your personal branding strategy?