Twitter introduced its new "Who To Follow" feature this week. Ostensibly an attempt to improve the entire social media experience, the seemingly altruistic application aroused fear and anger in the very people it was supposed to help. Another senseless beta-testing tragedy.
Adam Serwer was confused by the newness and the buttons and the lights and the blinking.
twitter is annoying the crap out of me with that "who to follow" thing. Like twitter isn't overwhelming enough on its own.
Mother Jones writer Kate Shephard wants to know what Twitter knows and when it knew it.
So true. RT @tomphilpott Twitter's "who to follow" feature has been giving me great recs--and it's creeping me out.
Baseball writer Jonah Keri wanted to take the idea one step further.
Dave Weigel retweeted a very good point from Julian Sanchez.
David Carr didn't like what he saw...
Doing lot more sampling of people's feeds because of "who to follow" feature. Know what? Most ppl, ev smart 1's, suck at the #TheTwitter.
...but couldn't look away.
Have always been very chary in follows to keep stream rich with linx and news, but new 'who to follow" is serial seduction. #TheTwitter
Chris Hayes had the afternoon's best idea.
Need to get away from the internet before I lose my mind.
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