A chosen few twitter accounts and seen huge jumps in followers over the past few weeks. A select number of already high profile Twitter accounts have been blessed by being named in the “suggested users” feature for new subscribers.
As part of the sign-up process, new users are now shown a featured list that includes a wide variety of popular people and companies, including; Guardian’s technology page, Felicia Day, TechCrunch, Dell, the New York Times and CNN, amongst others.
The Guardian reaped rewards as it jumped from about 4,000 followers to 66,000 in a matter of weeks.
Twitter created the feature as it found amny users stopped twittering soon after signing up because they’re not sure what to do next. And after speaking to friends and other users I can quite believe.
This is great for those featured, but those that work hard to try and get a regular cohort of following twitterati feel hard done by. Personally I can agree and disagree, suggested users is fine, but surely it needs to be more interactive and dynamic in full web 2.0 fashion? Maybe a simple list of check boxes interests which then shows the latest who have blogged about said keyword…. It is that simple!!
Come on twitter, show some enterprise! Why do I get the feeling that those who pay, are those that get…