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Twitter has recently released a couple of new features that aid us in building up our social network. The new features – “Who to follow”, “Followed by” and “You both follow” are being rolled out and on its way to 100% availability. I was one of the fortunate few to have this feature last week.

Firstly, the “Who to follow” option appears in our menu, suggesting two new twitterers to follow at a time. Although there is no option to right click and open these in a new browser to view their profile, you can choose to follow them from your home page.

Once on their profile, you’ll notice these have been suggested to you for both their common followers with yourself, and often their large following. Do I really want to follow @OfficialVernonK?

Apart from the odd one or two I have to question why they were suggested to me, I give these new features a positive feedback for the ability to expand my social network at the click of a single button, without needing to search.The clever use of one’s social cache or simply the connections between twitterers has been put into good use.  And if my twitter profile isn’t being suggested to you, you can always follow me @barriesmithii.