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Twitter Tips: What Is @TwitterSuggests?

@TwitterSuggests is an experimental feature from Twitter that began in January of this year, which helps users find interesting new accounts to follow. It does this by tweeting out who to follow suggestions that are personalised to the user and will appear in their @mentions folder.

It looks like a regular account, but is tied into an algorithm that generates suggestions of users to follow and sends them out.

@TwitterSuggests certainly isn’t shy about its recommendations – as of today the profile has sent out over 2.3 million tweets.

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New Official Twitter Bot @TwitterSuggests Recommends Some Rather Dirty Follows

“Bot” is often a dirty word on Twitter, but it looks as though Twitter itself has reconciled to the concept and created its own “Welcome to Twitter” bot @TwitterSuggests. This account sends unsolicited @replies to new users, suggesting some new accounts they might like to follow. Unfortunately, it is sending some rather dirty account recommendations along with the innocent ones.
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