Nov 132009
 

I first started looking down the lists of lists, the Twitter lists list, to see if there were any that I had to remove myself from. One removes oneself from Twitter lists by blocking the person who created the list. Stands to reason. I thought I’d remove myself from any list like “bitch” or “annoying”, and go downhill from there. After all, we are told time and again that online, give people half a chance and they will be negative, right? Negative reviews, negative comments, negative ratings, negative words, negative all the way. Which begs the question that if the only conversations online are bad, why would you go there? Wouldn’t you be terrified every time someone followed you on Facebook or Twitter?

Ghostmunching on Twitter

Ghostmunching on Twitter

But as I read down the list I went from nervous to smiling to a bit gooey -not a single public negative list in over 300 I am on -here’s a few that were special to me:

I’ve skipped the repeats: social media or people I have met.

How we are “tagged” through life, tells a great deal about us. I’m not keen to put myself in a box – “marketer”? “PR”? “teacher”? “doer”? but seeing how others saw me, for a minute or two was better than any testimonial requested on email and received. Not all the adjectives were practical, which I guess I thought they would be “marketer” “pr” “online communities” – many were emotive and positive inspiring, fave, they make me smile.

A lovely unasked for, unbidden gift on a Friday afternoon – I shall raise a glass in cheer to all named on here today. And another glass for those not named, and a glass for tomorrow’s…

Chris Brogan feels that the lists exclude. Scobleizer reminds him that it’s all about the perceivers not the subject.  TechCrunch reported on how great Country Lists would be. Note: I know the lists are killing off #FollowFriday and moving spam around, but I don’t care…

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  • http://twitter.com/hotfrognews/status/5683850773 Shawn Dammermann

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/2FJrbH

  • http://twitter.com/zankee/status/5683869855 Zankee News

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/2FJrbH

  • http://twitter.com/mlmmasterypro/status/5683943888 Alexander Paul

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/2d9x6t

  • http://twitter.com/nowistimeforyou/status/5684513000 Jay Singer

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy: I first started looking down the lists of lis.. http://bit.ly/2FJrbH

  • http://twitter.com/CateP36 Cate

    The best named list I am on is “women-who-stare-at-goats”
    I look at it now and then when I need a laugh. Don’t think it can be topped really.

  • http://twitter.com/madleadsdiva/status/5684865309 MadLeads

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/1wVDJr

  • http://twitter.com/jaysondugg/status/5684894589 Jayson Douglas

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/1RJuRS

  • http://twitter.com/thetweettanklen/status/5684961202 Thomas Tsai

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy: I first started looking down the lists of lis.. http://bit.ly/2FJrbH

  • http://twitter.com/sktechlover/status/5685248304 TechPentagon dot com

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://bit.ly/1aoD1K

  • http://twitter.com/retiredteacherd/status/5693434062 David A Black

    Twitter Lists I Am On | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy http://is.gd/4U3Vh

  • http://www.emotionalintelligenceaus.com Jenni Wright

    Err… maybe a silly question… how do I find out what lists I am on please?

    • Anonymous

      To the right, same line as Following, Followers. Note: they might still be rolling lists out to everyone. Also note most apps eg Echofon haven’t caught up with lists yet. Tho I think Seesmic has.

    • http://mikeseyfang.com Mike Seyfang

      Not a silly question at all, took me ages to find it (coz Laurel wouldn’t share her little secret with the class).

      To see what lists a twitter user @fang is on:

      http://twitter.com/fang/lists/memberships

      works for any username, all public lists

  • http://ww.randmediagroup.com ryan evans

    one more…

    ryanevans/ad-tech-speakers

  • http://www.Fabulously40.com Stephanie

    Personally, I think lists are great for each individual, allowing them to organize their friends/followers based on what they think. I also like lists because they allow each user to have a voice.

    I can see how some may feel alienated. However, if you take a look at the lists, those that bring value to their followers and are active are being listed…

    Twitter.com/Stephanie00

  • http://www.jungnyeori-zhangnuli.blogspot.com/ ZhangNuLi

    *chuckles* i’m glad that my list is ok to you~

    p.s : i didn’t know you were a top blogger in australia…

  • http://my.gardenguides.com/members/powha Dustin Brock

    I started twitter a few weeks ago, since then I’ve begun to love it. What started out as a love hate relationship it’s allowed me to network with people in my life alot easier. News and updates happen in quickly which makes for a great social communication app.

  • http://twitter.com/nuevoelemento/status/24583955607 ignacio silva

    follower de pacman: http://bit.ly/9yAelV via @addthis

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