Twitter recently announced today on the Twitter Blog the introduction of a new friend-suggesting feature called “Suggestions for You,” which will connect users with other individuals. According to the company, the suggestions will be made based on several factors such as a user’s followers and the folks they follow. Twitter will suggest new followers on its home page, “Find People” section, and when viewing another user’s profile.
Once new suggestions are presented, users will have the option to either follow or hide them. By clicking hiding, Twitter will try not to show up that specific individual again. The popular micro-blogging company explains that the algorithms used in this feature were built by its user relevance team. The feature is very similar to that offered by Facebook.
Twitter indicates that this feature will be made available to developers through a new API. That means that friend suggestions will begin appearing on all types of desktop, mobile, and web Twitter clients.
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