Episode 337 of the Upgrade podcast had a great discussion about using lists in Twitter.
I really liked Jason’s idea that by making the timeline a list it keeps everything under control. The only downside is that people may not think that you follow them anymore.
So the setup would be:
- follow everyone that you want to see every tweet from, that is the first list and the timeline
- Everyone else goes into a list, for example Educators, ADE’s, Journalists, Companies, Running
- Check different lists when you have time or want to catch up on a topic
It would be nice if Twitter embraced this more and those in lists are still treated as being followed.