Twitter lists are one of the most powerful features of Twitter, enabling users to slice and dice the thousands of people they follow into digestible mini-directories.
You can create your own lists – either public or private – or capitalize on other tweeps’ listwork and follow a list they’ve made. Twitter lists are under-utilized in general, but specifically so in terms of finding and following others’ well-curated lists that could save you time in your Twitter reading and help you form new contacts and leads.
So we’ve launched a new AllTwitter post series called AllTwitterLister, highlighting notable Twitter lists that are worth your click of the “subscribe” button.
Six notable Twitter lists worth subscribing to this week:
BuzzFeed’s Local News: (199 members, 11 subscribers). BuzzFeed’s compiled a list of network affiliates, handy for when news breaks in a certain region.
Hollywood Reporter’s TV shows and networks: (98 members, 33 subscribers) TV fan? Follow THR’s list of official TV shows and network Twitter accounts for intel on everything from Dancing With The Stars to Parks & Rec.
Robert Scoble’s Tech Company Founders: (500 members, 3,572 subscribers). Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer has compiled a hugely popular Twitter list of people who founded high-profile tech companies. Think Hiten Shah of Crazy Egg and KISSMetrics; Steve Case, co-founder of AOL; Justyn Howard, CEO of Sprout Social; and Lisa Stone, CEO and co-founder of BlogHer.
HuffPostWomen’s Twitter Women to Follow: (90 members, 15 subscribers). For a little burst of lady power, follow this collection of powerful women (Katie Couric, Maud Newton, and Caitlin Moran to name just a few).
Ad Age’s CMOs: (66 members, 307 subscribers). Back in February, we shared a study that reported on the pitiful digital presence of Fortune 500 companies. It turned out that less than 20% of the Fortune 250 companies have CMOs on Twitter. Luckily, the CMOs that are on Twitter are holding it down. Subscribe to this list to see how.
Questia’s Universities: (207 members, 0 subscribers). If you’re interested in higher education, personally or professionally, this is a thorough list of colleges and universities in America.
Add your own favorite Twitter list finds in the comments.
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