With all the buzz about Twitter Lists I thought I’d take a look at how some major news sites are doing so far with their own Lists.
Looking at selection of Twitter accounts from
30 31 news sites, I checked the number of Lists that have been created and how many followers each has attracted to-date. These figures will change quite a bit in the weeks and months to come, but I wanted to capture an initial snapshot. (Note: currently Twitter allows users to create a maximum of 20 Lists.)
|Lists Created||Average # of followers||Most followers
(on one List)
As can be seen it is still early days for both Twitter List creation and user adoption.
As of today half of the news sites have not created any Lists, and only four sites have more than 10. The average number of followers is still very low, and all of the Lists have less than 1,000 followers (many of them significantly less). The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Huffington Post have done the most so far with List development.
It will be interesting to see how things evolve over time.