Using Twitter Lists to See How You’re Perceived Online

People often wonder what others think of them. If you use Twitter to any significant degree there’s a simple way to tell: do a tag cloud on the names of the lists people have added you to.

Mine, for example, are: industry, evolution, technology, infosec, nontheists, developers, tech, neatpeeps, blogs, tech, security, infosec, privacy, etc…


I think this is a much better view of what you’re presenting yourself as than a tag cloud of the content of your posts. When I get a chance I’m going to write a little Ruby deal that’ll pull these, and then I’ll try to figure out how to display them as a cloud. Or maybe there’s an API for this already?

Anyway, yeah. ::

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