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From the page: "I wanted show how it could be used but didn’t really want to damage someone’s reputation (no one’s high enough up on my hit list for that), so I created a dummy list with only one person who didn’t actually do what the list says he did."
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from Jill 1703 Days ago #
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Totally awesome. Michael always provides us with original thoughts and information. This is definitely a big hole that Twitter and Google might want to look into filling up somehow.



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from fujofly 1703 Days ago #
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This is why I like this site:)



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from MattMcGee 1702 Days ago #
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I remember seeing that list right after Michael created it and wondering what he was up to. Hehehe. Good stuff, and hopefully the powers that be will take notice.



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from mercylivi 1702 Days ago #
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Never though twitter list would be used for negative branding aka Evil Branding! Good job alltogether!



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from searchengineman 1702 Days ago #
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Awesome, "Your Evil" will be noted by "Do No Evil" Google - I suggest to mega social activist twitter users to start grouping corporate twitter accounts - into the appropriate lists!


I would suggest: @pamelaDAnderson (Pamela Anderson) -My New List - " Loves to Eat Red Meat. PETA People Eating Tasty Animals"


I'll add Ted Nugent as soon as find his account! (Just Kidding)

In fact high profile twitter users would most likely be able toeffectively spam, after the Google caffeine update.




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from onreact 1697 Days ago #
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There is a simple solution for this kind of issue: Just block the person that has set up the list und your listing disappears. Of course malicious people could set up many of those so the issue still persists somehow.



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from miketempleton 1695 Days ago #
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We actually had a team member run into this situation already. The list she was associated with wasn't necessarily wrong or misleading, but it reflected a label she didn't want associated with her business image. As a result she ended up blocking the list creator, which in turn removed her from the unwanted list.

Just as Twitter Lists can be used for good, I definitely see where problems could arise - especially for those with a dingy reputation to begin with.



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