Twitter tests out "Unfollow" suggestions
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Twitter tests out "Unfollow" suggestions

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[MUSIC] Twitter was offering an interesting test. It was a recommendation list for who to unfollow on your Twitter list. So it was like an automated set of accounts that they would pop up that you don't really engage with that much. The idea is, hey, if you're not really talking to this person maybe unfollow them. Maybe have a better experience on Twitter that way. Right. So this is like a very limited test. Twitter said they only showed it to a small amount of people, and the idea was that if you follow people that you interact with a lot, maybe you'll have a better time on social media. Right. Though this is very counterintuitive to how a social network usually works Yes. It's all about building up connections, having a big follower base, having more people follow you and just This is sort of the opposite of that. I'm very into it though. I'm very into hey, you know what? I'm not friends with you anymore, cuz Twitter told me not to be. It's not about quantity, it's about quality. All right, for more of these stories, check us on Cnet. I'm Roger Cheng. I'm Alfred Ng. Thanks for listening. [MUSIC]

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