Twitter has started to roll out its Lists feature to some twitter users, allowing them to create lists of their favourite or most relevant twitter folk.

The new offering, which isn't available to everyone at the moment, gives the opportunity for those lucky enough to be included the ability to create numerous lists based on whatever they want, be it their employees, favourite celebrities or the top 100 tech people to follow in the UK.

The idea, which has strung from #followfriday, encourages users to share good twitterers and hopefully make the service more meaningful.

Since its launch Twitter offered a recommended list of Twitter users on its homepage, however that list was randomly generated and disliked by many people, mainly those not on the list.

Early reports suggest that the service is very basic with no search facility to be able to search for people you want to add to a list. Instead you will have to manually find them and then add them to a list.

Expect third party applications like TweetDeck and Tweetie to add List functionality to their applications in the not too distance future.