As I tell almost anyone I meet (sadly, even if we’re not even talking Twitter), Twitter lists are one of the most powerful features you’ll ever use. A list enables you to get a snaspshot of a segment of Twitter users who have something in common – say, they’re all social media experts or tech journalists – and puts all of their tweets in one place.
Here are some of my personal favorite lists for staying up-to-date on the goings on in the tech and social space.
If you haven’t yet wrapped your head around lists, I suggest reading this article on how to create a list to follow influencers in your niche. Try putting together your own list of those accounts you’ve identified as being leaders in the space you’re interested in, and then come back here for my list of lists.
Done that? Fantastic. Now here are my pics for the best lists of tech and social folks on Twitter. It’s not exhaustive, but these are the ones that I find most useful.
Mashable’s “Tech” list
You can find this list here. Curated by Mashable, this is one of the most extensive lists of influential voices in tech out there. Including folks like Guy Kawasaki, Om Malik from GigaOm and big-name venture capitalist Fred Wilson.
Robert Scoble’s “Tech News Brands” list
You can find this list here. Curated by Robert Scoble, this list includes major and minor news outlets covering the tech space, from the BBC to TweetMeme.
Mashable’s “Twitter Stars” list
You can find this list here. Another list by Mashable, but this one includes people and accounts that are influential on Twitter. If you’re looking for great, retweetable content and cutting-edge information from the social elite, this is the list to follow.
Louis Gray’s “Top Tech Bloggers” list
You can find this list here. Louis Gray has put together a top-notch list of some of the best tech writers on the net, ranging from big publications to individuals carving their own path.
Robert Scoble’s “Twitter Tools and Devs” list
You can find this list here. This list from Robert Scoble include over 400 of the top tools and developers working with Twitter. Including some Twitter employees, third-party developers and other strong voices.
Courtenay Bird’s “Digital and Social Media” list
You can find this list here. Our last list comes from Courtenay Bird, who has put together a group of highly influential and intelligent folks in digital and social media. Follow this list for the latest news and commentary in social.
Those are some of my personal favorites when it comes to powerful lists in tech and social. Do you have any of your own? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!