Finally! I wonder if this is too little too late. TweetDeck et. al. already provide great functionality. Well, I smell money. I’ve read that Twitter is desperately trying to monetize their platform. Why not? I’m sure that they like getting paid for their work; just like the rest of us. So, I thinking that this functionality is the first of many future enhancements that will drive people to stay at Twitter’s site (to see the paid ads) and not use 3rd party tools.
Taming Twitter Overload: ‘Lists’ to the Rescue
* By John C Abell Email Author | October 1, 2009 | 10:34 am |
“Twitter is trying out a method to sub-categorize the people you follow into “lists,” making it possible for the first time to systematically organize — and recommend — feeds you follow.
Once rolled out to everyone, Twitter lists will allow you to create dynamically updated timelines of your favorite news sites or opinion makers, celebrity administrative assistants, congressional Republicans and all those guilty-pleasure spoof accounts. If you’re already a somebody, you may be able to bestow upon some unknown a bit of Oprah-like fame….”