Twitter reveal "Who to Follow" secrets

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Ever wondered how Twitter comes up with its “Who to Follow” suggestions? Well it turns out that each user has a unique reputation score.

Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit, Twitter founder Evan Williams revealed that a team of “science and math people” have generated a top secret algorithm to help you decide who is worth your time on the micro-blogging service.

While he’s keeping the details close to his chest, he did state that maybe they would eventually release what it takes to become one of the Twitter elite.

But to be honest, it doesn’t take a lot to figure out how it works really: power tweeters with plenty of followers whose posts are re-tweeted most often are the likely candidates.

Via: TechCrunch

Gerald Lynch
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