We keep hearing how unnecessarily awkward Twitter management is. You can’t see all your list members in a glance because the tweets of the more talkative members take priority. You can’t sort your list members, and you’re limited to 20 lists of 500 members in a list.
We believe that being able to segment your community into manageable chunks, each with its specific context is a vital part of how people manage relationships. But an essential part of list management is the people that you put in them, not the latest tweets.
So with the new version of Commun.it we are introducing “groups”. Groups are a simple way to manage groups of people.
- You can import your existing Twitter lists (both public and private) to Commun.it – they will become groups, located under “My Groups” in the left column
- You can add /remove members from groups right from the middle-column
- Groups are private, only you can see them. Any changes you make to groups aren’t seen on Twitter.
- Pro accounts have unlimited groups, free accounts can manage up to 5 groups, with unlimited number of members in each group
So now that you have set-up your groups, let’s look at the benefits of group management in Commun.it:
- By default, group members are sorted by their most recent engagement with you. Compare this to Twitter lists, in which list members are sorted by the most recent (unrelated to you) tweet
- Sort group members by rating, to reveal each group’s top members
- Even without viewing a specific group, you will see your most-relevant group members in the “recent and prioritized” feed. Relevant group-members are those that talk about you or about items you monitor. Drill-down to a member to reveal what promoted him to the feed
The best way to get started with groups is dive right into it. So go on, import your Twitter lists to Commun.it, and start grouping 🙂