Twitter 'Lists' Going Live for Some Users
A number of Twitter users woke up this morning to discover a new feature on the micro-blogging site. Although we don't have access to the function here at Switched HQ, DownloadSquad reports that a beta version of Twitter Lists is now available to select users. We told you earlier this month about this tool and how it helps users to organize and navigate Twitter accounts.
Similar grouping tools on third-party apps like TweetDeck have been disappointing, so Twitter's announcement is timely. Lists are easily managed from the sidebar on the right side of the site. To add a user to a list, simply access your list of followers and select a person. A notification will also appear when you've been added to someone's list. But the best part is that you can share them with friends by sending a link. This will make it much easier to discover new accounts -- from comedians to professional athletes. However, you can also choose to make your lists private.
Now, if you'll excuse us, we'll be spending the rest of the day refreshing our account in hopes that Lists becomes available. Maybe we'll have more luck than we did receiving that Google Wave invite. [From: Download Squad]