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Twitter Launches ‘Connections,’ Its Own Version Of Facebook’s ‘Mutual Friends’

Posted by: Jamie Sutera, VP of R&D, Jennings

Twitter has created ‘connections,’  their own version of Facebook’s ‘mutual friends.’ In a recent article from techcrunch.com, written by Alexia Tsotsis, explains that even though Twitter has experimented with the feature before, the change is a permanent step towards developing a more useful Twitter social graph. 

The article states that Twitter has collapsed its “Followed By” and “You Both Follow” features into one area called “Connections.” This allows you to see what users you have in common with other Twitter users. While you still can’t see the number of users you have in common,  you can see a complete list of mutual follows and people you are both followed by when you click “more.”

Twitter’s Carolyn Penner says, “By exposing accounts that you and another user have in common, you will now know how those accounts are connected to other accounts you already follow. As a result, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions about which accounts to follow.”

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