Twitter "Suggestions for You" tells you who to follow

Twitter has announced that it is following Facebook's lead by suggesting people you should follow on the micro-blogging social networking life recording site.

"With more than a hundred million users on Twitter, there are sure to be at least dozens of accounts out there that will reflect your interests. The trouble is finding all of them", Twitter admits on its blog.

The answer, it believes, is to roll out a new feature called "Suggestions for You" which suggests people you don’t currently follow that you may find interesting; much like Facebook currently does with Friends that you might know but aren't following.

According to Twitter, rather than just a random hotch potch of factors to determine whether or not you should be chatting to Mr or Mrs X, the suggestions are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow.

Currently you'll see these suggestions on Twitter.com in the Find People section, although judging from Pocket-lint's experience it looks like it hasn't been enabled in all accounts yet.

"If you like a suggestion, click 'follow'; if you don't, click 'hide,' and we’ll try not to suggest that user again", says Twitter.

Furthermore Twitter will also start giving you recommendations for similar users when you view another account’s profile.

Currently only available via the Twitter site, the company has said that it will be adding the new feature to the API so it can make it into any apps you use.

What do you think? Will it crowd your follow list? Will it be really helpful? Let us know in the comments below.



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