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Late yesterday the Twitter Blog announced the introduction of a new feature to the service called Lists.

Lists is Twitter’s response to the demand for a better way to organize information and will allow users to tag Twitter feeds as belonging to different lists. Nick Kallen, project lead on Lists explains:

The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time, athletes, local businesses, friends, or any compilation that makes sense.

Lists are public by default (but can be made private) and the lists you’ve created are linked from your profile. Other Twitter users can then subscribe to your lists. This means lists have the potential to be an important new discovery mechanism for great tweets and accounts.

Twitter will also be making the feature available to others through the Lists API and the company’s Platform team will be working to ensure it’s a simple feature to implement. For now, only a small set of users have been given access to the Lists feature, but it will eventually be rolled out to everyone.

Read more at the Twitter Blog