As I use @hootsuite and me being a certified Twittaholic, I, from time to time, go check my listings on my main twitter home page. What I found out is that for the last 6 lists I was added to, they were only generated by @formulists. My first thoughts were: Why do they use this app (or whatever you can call it) to list me? It’s true that I am only being active on twitter since January this year, but I never used a generated list except Converstionlist to list my followers or Following that are actually interacting with me on a daily basis.
No natural listing anymore!
Some of you may say “they need to sort out their Followers/following, so they can follow a more clearer not crowded stream” But hey let me tell you that they can sort them out non-automatically. If you do a quick search on Google about @formulists you’ll find out that most of the keywords are: fast easy, Snap…
I care about you therefore I list you!
What a beautiful feeling is, when you list a tweep in relation of his contribution to your stream. You convey a caring sense! I care about you, therefore I list you. Sometime I get listed in some marvelous lists like “Cool and exciting“, “Real butter not margarine” and it goes on. But when you see that you have been added to the “Who my friends talk to” list Come oon please! The name shows that it is a generated list, not true, not natural.
Twitter ethic = BE YOURSELF!!!
@formulists wanted to easy the process, but they forgot @twitter ethic! how to be yourself when you have third party websites or apps that do all the homework for you, how to be you when you only get to tweet and not list by yourself people you feel they are worthy to be listed. You know the excitement when you see a tweep sharing something then you start to think about his timeline, go check it out and then feel the need (urge sometimes) to list him/her. Does @formulists convey the same excitement!?!