Twitter Now Suggests Who You Should Follow

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Yesterday, Twitter announced the advent of Suggestions for You, a new feature that helps you sift through the service’s more than 100 million accounts to find people Twitter thinks you should follow based on algorithms designed to measure relevance. If you like a given suggestion of Twitter’s, you can choose to follow them; if not, you can click hide and the list will be replenished with new recommendations.

Much like Google Reader’s similar blog recommendations, when you view a given user’s profile, the new feature will also suggest other, similar users to follow. It says that Geekosystem‘s Twitter feed is similar to the NASA astronauts’ official feed and to Gizmodo top editor Brian Lam‘s; we’ll take it!

Also in the works: An API so “so third parties can provide these suggestion features in your favorite desktop, mobile, and web applications, too.”

(Twitter via Huffington Post)


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