Level 2 Twitter tips are for those who’ve mastered the basics of Tweeting and are now ready to move on to the real value of the platform.
At first glance, it might seem a little redundant to have the ability to create lists and saved # searches with the same topic. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish with Twitter, using both can be invaluable.
Keep in mind that lists and searches have two very different functions.
List: This groups all tweets by users that you manually add to the list. The posts that you see on the list will include all topics that the selected users tweet about. There will be no tweets from any users who you have not added to that list.
Saved Hashtag Search: This groups all tweets from users throughout the Twitterverse that have posted an update with the hashtag you have designated in the search.