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The Twitter “Lists” Feature Can Help You Monitor Your Reputation

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?

2 Comments to The Twitter “Lists” Feature Can Help You Monitor Your Reputation:

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Samuli Zetterberg on Monday, November 03, 2014 5:48 PM
This is a great feature, but a good question is that how to react if you get listed on something you don't want to support?
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Alan See on Monday, November 03, 2014 6:01 PM
Thanks for the note. That's an interesting question. It's not happen to me personally, although I have been Listed 3,755 times. On the chance that it did occur, assuming the Listing was something terrible or offensive I would "block/report" the profile that created the List. That action separates you from the profile creating the problem.
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