OK, sometimes we can be real stragglers when it comes to receiving news. but we didn’t know that Listorious, a great curation of Twitter lists, was gone. We were surprised to type in Listorious’ URL and get transported to a completely different site called Muck Rack. What happened?
Well, this past winter someone had the grand idea of rolling it up into Muck Rack and making it disappear. What is Muck Rack? Apparently, some sort of site for journalists and marcomm professionals, and not for the rest of us trying to build audiences out there in the Twittersphere. We’re scratching our heads why such a good thing as Listorious was cannned. Oh yeah, free doesn’t mean viable. Too bad. While some folks say that Klout is a decent substitute, we’re not convinced it does as good a job aggregating people into the topical issues your company might really need to hold conversations with.
But is it really that bad if we didn’t even know about the demise of Listorious for over four months? We still think so because it was a unique reference that was easy to use, current, and extremely comprehensive. Listorious was not something you had to refer to every day in the same sense you use Google, Wikipedia, or Anagrammer 😉 That said, we think the Twittersphere got a little less friendly and collaborative.