Twibes Twitter Lists

Twitter lists are brand new and you might not have access yet. If you haven’t read Twitter’s announcement about lists, we recommend you do that first. Twibes twitter lists are currently only available to Twibes insiders.

What are Twibes lists?

A Twibes Twitter List is simply a list of Twitter users. You can follow the list just like any other Twitter list. The cool thing about Twibes lists is that anyone can join. To join a list, click “Add Yourself” on the list page. You will be prompted to select up to 10 lists by tagging yourself with the name of a list.

Examples: Seattle Twitter List, Celebrity Twitter List, Social Media Twitter List

How many people can be on a list?

Twitter lists have a limit of 500 members. We are working on influence rankings to make sure the 500 people on the Twibes list are relevant, high-quality tweeters.

What about my Twibe?

Twibes groups and Twibes lists are separate, but Twibes can turn your group into a Twitter list too. There is now a link on each Twibe to “Follow List on Twitter”. Twibes will create a list for you and add the top 500 Twibe members to it.


Once you get ranked on a list, there will be a link from the list page or your profile to “GET BADGE”. This page will give you a snippet of javascript that you can add to your blog or Web site to show off your rank. If you earn a badge and put it on your site, let @twibes no so we can tweet about you!

Under Construction

Because the Twitter List API is so new, our “Follow List” functionality isn’t quite ready. So, today you can follow a list and it will be put in a queue. When the Twitter List API rolls out to everyone, Twibes will add your Twibes Lists to Twitter automatically for you.

We are also still working on our influence calculation. Most lists currently have an incomplete ranking and will default to ranking lists members by number of followers.

We will be rolling out access to lists over the next week or so, be sure to get on the insiders mailing list to be the first to try new Twibes features.

4 thoughts on “Twibes Twitter Lists”

  1. I tried Twitter lists and it just seems like more work with far less benefit than Twibes. Also, it doesn’t seem to be catching on. If it catches on, I will refer back to this page and learn more. In the meantime, I’m ignoring Twitter lists. The fact that Twibes can turn our twibe into a Twitter list is intriguing, but we have over 700 members and are growing. If it’s limited to the top 500, that may not be a benefit to us. I’ll think more about that.

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