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Nov 05 2009

Twitter LISTS: Good Idea… And Deserves The Title BETA


Twitterwrong thumb Twitter LISTS: Good Idea… And Deserves The Title BETAWho knows where Twitter is going; I don’t, but it has lacked organization for a while now. No filtering, not easy block people, not easy to report abusers and now they’ve released a ‘LIST’.

Twitter Lists, it’s a good idea, but so far bad execution. I follow a bunch of people [a bunch for me] and there’s no way to weed the ‘important’ to the ‘not so important’.

Thinking about it a little bit more…

Twitterlistsbetamessage thumb Twitter LISTS: Good Idea… And Deserves The Title BETA

Twitter has functions functions that I just can’t stand; things like hovering to see the button options, those should just be standard and visible, and the add-on they have now with LISTS; it just drives me crazy.

Twittertools thumb Twitter LISTS: Good Idea… And Deserves The Title BETAThey have management tools in other areas of the website, but it just seems clunky to put these options in another section.

They need to think about working on their GUI interface to be able to manage users right there, stuff that’s there now and in front of you. It needs to be easier to manage- I’m not looking forward to clicking all over the place to manage these ‘LISTS’.


This is a good example [nothing against FREENOLOGY]:

Twitterexample thumb Twitter LISTS: Good Idea… And Deserves The Title BETA

I can’t do anything with this… Where’s the option to stop following, block, report abuse or add to a list; it’s not here and this doesn’t help anyone.

The only thing I can do here is REPLY or FAVORITE it… argh.

I’m glad to see Twitter doing something with their site, but they need to be trying to round those edges… and thus- it’s a BETA [meaning a work in progress].

Thanks for reading!

Thanks,
LHenryJr.
www.lehsys.com


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  1. sirslur

    I agree. It is truly beta, but I like it. I like the way they are releasing it one piece at a time. I also allows other companies/people to develop sites and programs to do this for you. To me that is how Twitter has become so popular. They captured the programmers.

  2. sirslur

    I agree. It is truly beta, but I like it. I like the way they are releasing it one piece at a time. I also allows other companies/people to develop sites and programs to do this for you. To me that is how Twitter has become so popular. They captured the programmers.

  3. bryansays

    Larry,

    I think you need to check one of the twitter clients such as seesmic (desktop or web), Tweetdeck, or Brizzly if you want more functionality out of twitter. I think twitter's real power lies in its open API. I rarely use twitter's website. I think the powers that be at twitter want the site to intentionally be minimal so it appeals to a broader audience otherwise it would be too cluttered.

    They did open lists up to their API so you can access your lists with seesmic and brizzly.

    Take Care,

    Bryan

    1. lehenryjr

      You are absolutely correct. I have tried several options and my focus was on Twitter service itself, but I am working on something else in regard to what you mention.

      Thanks my fellow surfer…
      Larry

  4. bryansays

    Great article you might be interested in that talks about lists and other features twitter has come up with. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/11/simple-is-

    1. lehenryjr

      That was a good article… but I wonder if Twitter can develop before others
      can… to compete.

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