Twitter revamps follow list


Twitter has compiled a list of so called ‘power users’ – the ‘most useful’ tweeters in a given field – to enhance its user experience.

The microblogging site created the list to make it easier for tweeters to find and follow others based on interests rather than just usernames, reports the Telegraph.

“We’ve made it easier to find and follow Twitter accounts based on your interests. When you search for a topic, you can now discover accounts that are relevant to that particular subject,” a company spokesman blogged.

Just click on the “people” section of the search results page or search from the “Who to follow” page.

“This new approach helps you find the Twitter users that will best help you follow your interests. For example, if you’re interested in hip hop, chances are that you’d like to follow hip hop artists. Searching for “hip hop” now surfaces accounts like common and questlove. (Previously, we typically showed accounts that have “hip hop” in the name.),” the spokesman blogged.

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Many of the recommended users on the lists are US-based or global brands, such as Forbes magazine, a suggested account to follow for those interested in ‘business’.

The company has been trying to promote the idea that Twitter users do not have to tweet themselves to find the service useful or entertaining, for some time.

This latest move is being seen as a way of helping people who are just starting the use the service to find the best people to follow.

The lists have been split into several topic areas, including technology, travel and ‘funny’.

Twitter has also added advanced search capabilities, in a bid to help people narrow their search when using the service.

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