Excursions by Amit Gawande

Twitter is testing a feature where it suggests who to unfollow

I read this. And then I read this again. I checked the source to make sure it isn’t from The Onion. It wasn’t.

We know that people want a relevant Twitter timeline. One way to do this is by unfollowing people they don’t engage with regularly. We ran an incredibly limited test to surface accounts that people were not engaging with to check if they’d like to unfollow them

If a platform has to tell its users to not follow some of its other users, you have to think something is inherent wrong with how they running it. I find it fascinating that Twitter will suggest good” citizens of its platform to unfollow some who aren’t. But they would not grow a spine and just bar those problematic users from engaging on their platform. Crazy.

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