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tlists – search, curate and join Twitter lists

tlists allows you to search, curate, join and follow Twitter lists, a tool that is needed to make lists useful.  The main page starts you with a slick interface with some top lists and the hashtag categories they cover, as well as a search.  You are able to see the curator, apply to the list and even follow it.  Authentication is done via oAuth to Twitter for ease of integration your account.  You are able to add your own lists as well.

I authenticated myself quickly, with one of the best oAuth descriptive screens I have seen in the thousands of tools we review.  I was given views for:

  • lists I own/curate
  • share curation
  • have applied
  • follow

The charting of the lists showed stats on:

  • hashtags
  • members
  • followers
  • applications
  • tweets per day
  • balance
  • status of who can apply to the list

Right there I was impressed with the list management so I moved on to searching.  I searched for Lotus, as in the software and learned something unique the service offers.  It showed me matching lists and SuperLists.

SuperLists are real-time channels comprised of the most frequently ‘listed’ Twitter feeds in a vertical or geographic category.

The TLISTS aggregator adds or updates tens of thousands of Twitter Lists every day. These Lists are continuously indexed by their name, description, member bios and recent member tweets — and then, if relevant, sorted into hundreds of popular categories. Several times a day, the Lists within every category are synthesized to generate the SuperList.

The matching SuperList is the channel that most frequently includes your search query.

This was a great discovery!!  If you decide to apply to a list it actually sends a tweet to the list owner asking to be added.  A tad self presumptuous having to ask someone to be part of it.  Mainly when the only follower of the list is the list curator themselves.

Still a great way to find lists, follow lists and help be part of simplifying seeing massive amounts of content without following hundreds of people.


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.



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