Subscribing to a Twitter list is a great place to start if you want to use lists, but don’t feel like creating your own. Lots of brands and companies like to create Twitter lists of influential people who have interesting things to say about the industry. All these ready-made lists means you can follow lists on Twitter easily and still get all the great information you were looking for.
To see what lists somebody has created, navigate to their profile, select the gear icon, and click Lists.
On the Lists page, you will be able to see what lists the user is Subscribed To and what they are a Member Of, as you would on your own Lists page. You can choose to subscribe to any of these lists.
Select the list you would like to subscribe to.
Once you are viewing the stream of tweets and more detailed information about the list, you’ll see a Subscribe button in the left-hand panel. Click it and you’re all done!
Not sure where to start looking for lists? Well there are various kinds of lists you can follow on Twitter that might be beneficial to you:
Follow a list of influential people in your industry that share great content to keep up-to-date on what’s topical.
If you’re a personal user, you might be interested in following a list of users talking about things you’re interested in, like #fitness or #cats.
Follow public lists that compile your local services and businesses to stay in touch with your community.
Your company might even have a list of all their employers, so you can easily contact and see what your colleagues are talking about (hopefully not you).
The best part of following lists created by somebody else on Twitter is that you don’t need to maintain or update the list yourself. You can also discover a treasure trove of articles on Google highlighting Twitter lists you must follow.