If you were SUPER sad (as we were) to learn that Listorious no longer exists, you’ll be happy to learn of another Twitter list tool, TwitChimp.
It’s an interesting little slice of technology that allows users to find targeted followers – and although it isn’t free (beyond a certain threshold), it does provide some additional options that we think you’ll appreciate.
So what does TwitChimp do exactly? It “makes managing Twitter lists easy and provides powerful free tools to serve and grow your followers.”
And its target audience is pretty much anyone who uses Twitter – well, anyone who uses LISTS on Twitter, that is. Here’s what they offer for both list creators and list users:
For the list creator:
- Users may create lists of twitter accounts, or if they already have lists started in twitter they can import those lists. We make it easier to create lists than in Twitter, so you save time.
- Users can then prioritize and tag those twitter lists. This lets you highlight/endorse/annotate those in your Twitter lists, which can help others understand your thoughts and benefit the community.
- Auto posting of stats can be turned on. Doing this will generate tweets (at about 2 per day) which summarize the top tweeters and top hashtags of your lists. This adds value to your Twitter followers, improves your Klout and will grow your followers.
- Lists are made discoverable by search engines. This helps others find your lists so your work gets noticed. And to help in list discovery TwitChimp generates tweets of top hashtags per category. The result, list users find your list faster.
- User profiles are also made discoverable by search engines. This helps others find you and your lists.
- Lists can be embedded in other websites by an easy to configure widget. The powerful features of TwitChimp make this the fullest featured Twitter widget available.
- Any reader of a list can make suggestions to the list curator for new people to add to the list. This helps you keep your list current.
For the list user:
- Lists can be more easily found in search engines, so those seeking to find the right people to follow can find them quick.
- Lists generate and display statistics on top words and top hashtags and those are displayed for each list. So users get knowledge from lists faster.
- Top hashtags and top words can be used to kick off searches by a single click.
- You can easily see information about who created the list, including more detailed profiles than Twitter allows, so you can assess the reliability and reputation of the list creator.
- All Twitter features are supported and made easier, so list readers can more quickly interact with people on the list and can more quickly follow, reply, retweet and favorite the right tweets.
- It is easy to Tweet about any list. Additionally, any reader of a list can retweet, favorite or reply to any tweet.
- Helpful statistics and information can be found on any list member, helping you decide who to follow.
- Any TwitChimp user can create a full featured user information page that provides links to social media sites and other info, allowing readers to make better assessments on the credibility of the list curator.
And if you’re wondering how these “embedded lists” look, check it out. Pretty cool, huh?
They offer varying levels for paid services, but the freemium version should be enough to get you started and help you decide whether or not the paid features are necessary/worth the investment.
Let us know how it goes!
(Image from TwitChimp.com)