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Twitter Finally Introducing Lists to Organize Your Friends

Thanks to a new tool, organizing and navigating the Twitter accounts that you follow is about to get a lot easier. According to a blog post from Twitter, a limited number of users in the coming days will be able to sort their friends into lists (much like Facebook's 'Lists' feature). Until now, users seeking more control over their followers had to use cumbersome solutions from third-party apps like TweetDeck (we love the app, but 'groups' management is still clunky). Too bad third party programs got the right idea before Twitter itself implemented group.

Twitter's 'Lists' project lead Nick Kallen described the new feature's usefulness: "For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time, athletes, local businesses, friends, or any compilation that makes sense." If you choose to make your lists public, other users can browse them or even subscribe to them, making it easier to discover new and interesting users.

After the initial testing period, this feature should become available to everyone in the Twitter-verse. The Telegraph reports that the feature will also be made available to third-party developers, which means your favorite iPhone or BlackBerry Twitter app may support the features soon. [From: Twitter]

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