This Week in Twitter for 11/13/2009

Twitter lists are the big news from the past fortnight (very big) so let’s see what you should be doing with said list. (But first let me say, yippee! because Brizzly’s groups are now Twitter lists.)

Ways To Use Twitter Lists for Your Nonprofit Work
Via @Twitter Tips Beth Kanter looks at ways nonprofits (hint, like your church) can use lists and she sums up what others are saying on the topic. After reading her ideas, here are some ways your church might use lists:

  • Your church’s staff and volunteers
  • Diocesan and local charities your church supports
  • Local bloggers and tweeps who cover your church

6 Ways to Look at Twitter Lists Antonella Stellacci of categorizes the major ways you can put Twitter lists to use.

Using Twitter Lists to Judge InfluenceJudge not lest ye be judged? Not if you’re Todd Zeigler at

Why Twitter “Lists” Change Everything
Dave Troy says lists will rock your tworld. (He’s also a guy who doesn’t have to use URL shorteners–look at his URLs:

Twitter Lists Still a Work in Progress (ESPN)

Your Ultimate DC Sports Twitter List
Mister Irrelevant has all the relevant jocks covered in the nation’s capital. Maybe I can get him to come up with a list for my beloved Steelers?

Jump to a Twitter user’s lists with

Most Popular Twitter Lists with

What Do Twitter Lists Say About Your Personal Brand?
Via @AndrewBates
Jay Baer at Convince and Convert lets you know it’s not just the naughty and nice lists you need to worry about.

Jan Geronimo at Waiting to Exhale takes a contrary view to Chris Brogan on the nature of lists.

5 Reasons to Use the New Twitter List Feature
Duct Tape Marketing gives you more reasons to get your list on.

Gabe O’Neill looks at the downside of lists. The lesson here is if your church gets on some nasty lists, block those haters and you’ll come off the lists.


Along with the popular lists announcement came the more controversial retweets remake announcement.

Twitter’s Evan Williams Says Retweet Will Rescue Us From Retweetarrhea (eWeek)

Was the Twitter Retweet Feature Designed to Bring Value to Google and Bing Search
Andrew Mueller says follow the money: why would such an unpopular “feature” be forced through?

New Twitter RT Link: Use Caution
Via @steveplunkett
Kathy E. Gill at Wired Pen points out that many third-party Twitter clients haven’t incorporated the new retweet option so your followers may be missing out on your RTs.

Don’t Be a MeTweeter
Whether you’re an old school RT’er or using the new beta, Twittercism reminds us to think of the audience and not just ourselves.


Keywords, coverage, location in English, unshortened link to a clear page (don’t make me suspicious of what the hidden link is), such as to your church
or to a special Twitter-focused landing page.

Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey On Using Twitter For Social Change (Huffington Post)

Great tweets from BlogWell from
  • @TheRecruiterGuy: Nobody at Rubbermaid is full time “Soc Media/Comm Manager”
    – AMEN!!!! Major impact doesn’t mean major headcount. Just be smart! #blogwell
  • jenamiller: Yes! Like it!! RT @PeteBosak: RT @LisaHoffman: “Change public
    relations to people relations” – @ConversationAge#blogwell
Heard from a lot of phishing victims this week. Michelle Wolverton
gives tips on what to do when someone else sends DMs from your account. – Venn diagrams of user’s intersecting followers
Example of a few Twitter accounts I run:


Has Twitter Flatlined?
Hey, does the growth rate really matter if it’s working for you?


If your church is getting on Twitter, be ready to do it right.

8 Reasons You Need to Stop Ignoring Twitter (WebPro News)

Pay Per Influence: Monetizing Twitter (Slides from Brian Carter)
Would this be an appropriate fundraiser for your church?

Connect Twitter with LinkedIn (LinkedIn Blog)

Whew, after putting this all together, I need to say
Rex’s Prayer for the Busy Geek.


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