Twitter is starting to roll out some new functionality, which I know is important since they rarely make any changes to their core platform (instead they rely on 3rd party applications and users). “Twitter Lists” essentially allows you to create groups of people that you follow. Instead of one big mess of a tweet stream, you’ll have the option to only see messages from that particular group you create. Additionally, lists can be followable, giving great value to users who can curate users about any given topic.
Why I am I writing about this on Friarblog? Well, I am going to start creating a few lists that I think will be extremely useful for Friar fans to follow. Also, if someone is new to Twitter or hasn’t joined yet, it makes starting up extremely painless since they can start following relevant people right away.
The great part of this is as I keep adding new users to these lists, you will automatically see their updates if you follow the list. So sit back, relax, and start following these to starting getting all the real-time information about Providence Friars Basketball that you can get.
This is going to be the official group, consisting of any accounts related to the school, staff, or media. Right now it only consists of Coach Keno, Coach Ro, The athletics office, and John Rooke. I’m sure everyone on Twitter reading this already follows these folks, but I think I can build a nice group from this.
Anyone who considers themselves a Providence College Basketball fan on Twitter should be on this list! I’ve only grabbed a few people off the top of my head so far, so please leave your Twitter name in the comments and I will get you added. This should be an excellent list to follow when a game is on during the season.
I’ve only added a few so far, but within the next few days I am going to try to add all of my colleagues on here so you can easily keep your finger on the pulse of the BIG EAST blogosphere.
As always, you can follow me on Twitter at Friarblog. Remember, be sure to comment with your Twitter name so I can add you to the list!