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.