Did you ever look at your overwhelming stream of tweets and think “boy, I really should follow more people?” We didn’t think so – honestly I collect people to follow and then forget why I clicked on them in the first place or wonder who in the world has enough time to read every tweet in the Twitter river (Twiver).
I jest – we’re all obsessively in search of new gems to follow in order to maintain ourselves “in-the-know” and share interesting tweets with our followers.
In comes a brand new Twitter feature (Tweature!). Starting today, Twitter will extend a hand by offering tailored suggestions of whom to follow. Here is what it looks like on my homepage:
And here is a screenshot of the full Suggestions tab:
According to the Twitter blog, “the suggestions are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow. You’ll see these suggestions on Twitter.com and the Find People section.”
There will also be suggestions waiting for you on other people’s profile pages. The rationale behind this is that if you’re interested in this user, they can show you others you could be interested in as well.
And it won’t stop there. Twitter has announced that this feature will soon be made available for developers too. “We will be launching an API so third parties can provide these suggestion features in your favorite desktop, mobile, and web applications.”
What do you think of this new feature? Useful? Redundant? Will it present dead people to follow as Facebook has done recently?
Oh and here’s a suggestion from our very own algorithm – Follow us on Twitter!