I remember as a teen loving the whole “101 Uses of …” genre. Dead Cats seemed to lead the was in reusability. Little did I know I’d end up as co-founder of a startup providing a social marketing platform for curating and crowd-sourcing Social Lists. Perhaps it was a sign!
With Listly we are deep in educate mode. It’s not about teaching you how to use Listly. That bit is obvious. The big question is how to use lists as part of your content marketing, social marketing and social SEO strategies.
It’s even as basic as what is crowdsouring and why should I even care about sourcing content and opinion from the crowd.
So I’m starting a list. I’m calling it “101 Uses for Living Lists”. So let’s get going. I’ve added a few. I’m hoping you can help. I’m sure you have a lot of ideas to share. Together we can make an awesome resource for everyone.
I’m betting this will be a pretty long list. It would be awesome if you embedded this list on your blog and asked your community to help too. The more the merrier, right!
101 uses for Listly
We are collecting examples/use cases for Listly that we find in our community. Please add to it and tag it appropriately so others can find it.
Gathering and ranking questions is a great way to user Listly
EQList crowdsources questions from & for entrepreneurs
In this example Todd Rhoades used Listly to crowdsource potential speakers for the Nines Conference. Not only did people suggest speakers, they also voted on the speakers to let the top nominees be chosen.
The winners get to speak for 9 minutes, hence "The Nines"
eg Nominate Speakers for the 2011 NINES!
eg A List of Paid iPad Apps
Bookmarks have been around for a long time.
We've bookmarked URLS since the very first browser.
Today bookmarking is social and crowd-sourced
Using Listly like this makes for awesome pre and post event networking.
By adding 'I Know" and "I'd like to know" tags you can quickly flag who you know and who you'd like to know. It sends a social signal and breaks the ice.
eg Bullhorn Live 2012 Guest List
With Sound of 100, we crowdsourced the answer to a simple question.
What makes you happy?
the goal as to get an answer from at least one person from every age from 1 to 100.
gg @ricdragon's reviews for Social Marketology
An assembled collection of feedback and reviews for a product - collecting reviews across blogs, Amazon, Twitter etc
- Get everyone to help capture the key moments of any event
eg Most Memorable Things Said At SOBCON 2012
How do you you manage the various blog posts you've written over time?
Having a list makes them easy to manage, share and promote.
Listly has ben used by many unconferences to crowdsource the topics and to match the needs to the skills in the room
eg Community Manager unConference Chicago (Proposed Discussion Topics)
As an example, we use Listly to manage our Community Wish List.
Listly is a great solution for crowd-sourcing your wish lists.
GSummit used Listly to promote their event and create engagement and awareness.
The crowd-sourced the identification of the best uses of gamification by Industry segment.
The five awards created 50k+ views and 11k+ votes in under two weeks.
eg GAwards: Best Consumer Facing Use of Gamification
See this example of the top selling Dolls on Tonnerdoll.com
Share what others are buying, and what is hot
Blog Carnival List
IF you are running a blogging carnival or you want then Listly is the perfect tool.
Not only can you capture a list by accepting input from the crowd, but you can also embed this list on one or many blogs
A collection of blog posts really all need cross-linking so that your reader can navigate from post to post.
That process is manual, repetitive and often gets forgotten.
Listly makes that process very simple, by embedding one list in every post and then adding each new post to the list as you publish.
Save yourself the headache of repeatedly editing old posts.
In this example Tonner Doll crowdsourced a list of Doll Blogs. That list has now been viewed 100k times and has been embedded in hundreds of blogs
Curate the very best content in your domain for any given time period
Twitter lists kind of suck. First of all, they're buried way down deep in Twitter's interface, a sort of forgotten feature that isn't easy to find. They're barely manageable, with a single never-ending screen of names that you need to scroll through in the order they were added, and they're not really social, although you can share them.
Curate a collection of your newsletters. Add the browser links so it's easy to share and embed your prior email campaigns.
What can you add? Link to an example list if you can find one (or make one). Feel free to vote on the items. What’s most useful to you?