Ten Newest Apps for Twitter and My Favorite is Listorious

November 1st, 2009

My Fav is listoriousWell, it has been more than a year that I compiled a post “Every Twitter Term and Tool I Can Find”. It was my hottest blog post by far with over 140 inbound links and recurring traffic – it really surprised me (I’m not a popular blogger like Scoble). Soon after, I realized  that Twitter apps were being developed at a very fast capacity and too fast for myself. I tried to keep up with listing the newest Twitter apps on my post, but I gave up and came to a conclusion that it would be a full-time gig – I needed to focus on my day job.

Someone Envisioned the Opportunity with Listing Twitter Tools and it Wasn’t Me

A newly launched website called oneforty, lists all the latest and greatest twitter apps by category and popularity. So, I guess I was on to something a year ago? hmmn. But Laura Fitton (@pistachio) took it further and executed a great website with search and a social element of rating and commenting all the different apps. I think it is a really great site and a good way for her to monetize her Twitter book and possibly get affiliate payouts for paid apps!

Here are the Ten Newest Twitter Apps Listed on Oneforty’s Website:

Newest twitter apps on oneforty

New Doesn’t Mean Great

Just because those above are the “newest” doesn’t mean they are the best or even decent apps. They are just newly listed.  And there are a lot of crappy apps still being built today – more so than great apps too. Also, be very careful with new apps that ask for your username and password, some  try to steal your Twitter account access.  My Twitter account has been hijacked last month and I have learned a lesson not to pass on my login info to any API. I am unsure if oneforty uses an approval process on all apps (if they are trusted and credible)…something to maybe ask oneforty maybe. So be careful when trying out new ones!

One Out of Ten New Twitter Apps are Really Worthy. Listorious is the One.

Out of the ten newest apps for Twitter listed on oneforty this weekend, only one is worthy from my perspective to use as a business (Listorious) and two are “nice to haves” (TweetRadio and Bettween).  I was skeptic and never tried all ten though, because some were asking for username and password (they have not gained my trust just yet). But, I did register and use my username and password on Listorious, only because I know it is already trusted by many tweets since the official mass launch of lists this weekend.

Screenshot of Listorious:

listorious

  • Listorious – I give it a 4.5 out of 5 (great tool). Go directly to the site here: http://listorious.com. You can use this website to find aggregated tweet lists for any topic or category and then simply follow the list v.s. finding and following individual tweople. Since the official launch of twitter lists this weekend, I can see how powerful this collaboration tool can help any business person (it’s much better than Twellow with the onset on lists enabled in Twitter). The lists are user-generated (if you are the originator, you are called the “curator”) and can really fast track you on Twitter if you want to listen or reach out to people in different segments.
  • Here’s what you can do today to benefit from Listorious:
    • Increase exposure and followers. After you have created your own lists under your Twitter account, you can publicize your list(s) to others that may not be in your network by going to Listorious and selecting the “add list” on upper right corner. Then other Tweople can find your lists and follow them. Just make sure that you list yourself under your own lists, if relevant. Also make sure your lists are quality lists with a fair amount of tweople, and a unique category/topic that people want aggregated, which will save them time (vs. doing themselves).
    • Get yourself listed on other curated lists. Go to Listorious and find categories that you want to be listed on. Keep in mind that they need to be relevant to your topic/passion. Then follow the curator and list them in one of your own lists if it makes sense. I found that if I listed someone in a list of mine and then follow them back, they may pay it forward, by following me back and list me in a relevant list if the curate lists that are relevant to me. In the end, you will be listed more on other tweoples lists and more tweople will be following you – giving you more exposure and people to interact with!

Here are some lists that I am curating, you can follow them if interested in the topics:

Have you used Listorious yet? Share some insights or tips on how you found it useful below!

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8 Responses to “Ten Newest Apps for Twitter and My Favorite is Listorious”

  1. Tweets that mention 10 Newest Apps for Twitter and My Favorite is Listorious | Seed The Web -- Topsy.com on November 1, 2009 5:05 pm

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by John Moore and Greg Galant, Listorious. Listorious said: "Ten Newest Apps for Twitter and My Favorite is Listorious" http://bit.ly/4k9tNR — Nice overview of how it works [...]

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  4. Ileane on November 2, 2009 2:19 am

    Hi Shannon, I did hear that Listorius was a great tool. I haven’t used it yet, but I do have a question. When the list owner adds new tweeple to the list you have selected, will your following be updated? And does that go on forever? I’m not really sure that I trust other people to decide who I like to follow. Personally I’m way to picky for that. I do think that it will be great for someone that is really concerned about numbers.

    Someone added me to their “seo-experts” list, I was truly flattered but I rarely tweet about anything that has to do with seo. So now I notice that I am getting a lot of new followers that are into seo. It ends up being a waste of my time to go and look at their tweet streams and end up not following them.

    On the other hand, maybe this is a new audience for me. Got any good seo stuff for me to retweet? LOL!

    Thanks for the post.

  5. admin on November 2, 2009 8:51 am

    Hi Ileane,

    Yes, the list would be updated if the curator adds or deletes people and you would see that increase if you viewed your lists. NOTE: when you follow a list, it does not increase your followers in your main stream. I did a test this morning to prove it. So if you are not personally following the person, it does NOT show up in your main twitter stream nor effect your overall “follower” count. But you can hop on over to your lists under your lists tab and lurk and possibly follow those that are interesting to you. Lists kind of work like a filter/search for you. Twitter may have more plans in future for lists functionality, who knows.

    I am like you, I look at every single person who follows me, and I make a quick decision if I want to follow them back and now I want to categorize them in a list. If the new followers who are finding you from the SEO list are a nuisance, I recommend you nicely tweet the list curator and ask them to delist you – he/she may have done it by mistake!

    I hope this helps,

    Cheers,

    Shannon Yelland

  6. Ray Beckerman on February 11, 2010 11:06 am

    When you click on one of Listorious’s tags — e.g. “law” — and it provides a list of the top “law” curators, and provides the number of “list followers”, what exactly does that mean?

  7. admin on February 20, 2010 8:02 am

    Ray, that means people have chosen to follow that list that someone has compiled (curated)

    Note: When you follow a list, the tweets from that list don’t show up in your main stream, you have to go to your lists to see the stream from your twitter home page (right column).

    Also important if you started a list and you fit under that category, make sure you add yourself to that list to you can expand your network.

    Hope that explains it for you. :)

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