Lists are a feature of Twitter that allow you to group together Twitter users. It is a feature that is perhaps not as popular as it should be.
I follow less than 500 people on Twitter and I sometimes find it difficult to see tweets from people I enjoy interacting with. So I have no doubt that people who follow thousands of people and tens of thousands of people find it impossible.
One way to follow people effectively is lists. It helps you categorise everyone you follow. This is essential if you are following too many people on Twitter and your main Twitter feed is an overwhelming mess of information.
An effective way of managing lists on Twitter is Twitlistmanager. It's a 100% free service that helps you speed up the process of adding and removing people from lists.
Let's take a closer look at what the service can do.
Managing Twitter Lists with Twitlistmanager
Adding Twitter through Twitter.com or through your Twitter mobile app is straight forward. If you are viewing someone's Twitter profile, all you need to do is click on the configuration cog icon, select to add the person to a list, and then choose the list to add them to.
Adding someone to a list does not take long, however it is time-consuming to add multiple people to lists. It is also a pain to remove people from your lists.
This is where Twitlistmanager steps in.
To use the service, all you have to do is login using your Twitter account.
The service is painfully easy to use. All of your lists are displayed on the main page in columns and the people you follow are displayed in rows. You can quickly add and remove people from your lists by selecting and unselecting the checkboxes underneath.
This simple system is much more efficient than managing lists on Twitter.com or in a Twitter app.
New lists can be created through the service too.
I am fairly inconsistent when it comes to assigning people to Twitter lists. When I follow someone new, I sometimes add them to one of my lists. Sometimes I do not.
One of the best features is an option to display all the people you follow who are not currently assigned to any list. This helps ensure all of the people you follow are assigned to one of your lists.
If you follow a lot of people on Twitter and are finding that your home feed is overwhelming you, I recommend categorising the people you follow into lists. To help you do this, I recommend using Twitlistmanager. It's very quick and easy to use and will undoubtedly save you a lot of time.