I like a good list …. in fact I start every day with a to do list, it’s one of the reasons why i still have a paper diary (yes i can hear you gasping!) I like to be able to see clearly what I am doing and it gives me great satisfaction to cross things off. I am also a big fan of shopping lists … now these ones i do write on my phones notes section, a shopping list, to me, is a vital thing that prevents me from aimlessly wandering around Asda , it saves me time and it means that I always remember to buy dog food.
I quite like Twitter lists .. they allow me to organise my Twitter follows into sub groups and bypass a lot of Twitter noise. Twitter lists are very useful indeed. But this is about as far as my love of lists goes …. and I have to admit that I very much dislike (even hate!) those hierarchical lists that seem to periodically make the rounds on social media. You know the ones … the top 20 nurses, the top 100 healthcare tweeters, the most powerful 100 people in healthcare (ok so perhaps these aren’t the correct titles .. but you know the ones I mean)
I’m not a big fan of them for multiple reasons:
- Often the methodology behind them is not revealed
- When the methodology is revealed it is often flawed
- They place hierarchies in high esteem – when there are many of us striving for a flatter world
- I think that these lists are not really in the spirit of social media … where any connection with any person can add value
I wholeheartedly believe that connections made through peer recommendation is infinitely more powerful that a list generated through some computer algorithm .. so a few weeks ago I asked people for their top nursing follows on Twitter. I am calling it The “Non Listed But Highly Recommended Nursing Twitter Follows” its a catchy title and can even be hashtagged :
… snappy hey
So here they are (in no particular order or ranking and for no other reason than others have recommended, and presented in live embedded tweets so easy to follow) …. there were a few new and great follows here for me too, so I hope you all enjoy connecting as much as I have:
Of course the great thing about great lists .. and even non-lists …is that they can always be added to …. so please feel free to add to this one in the comments box.