Google’s Bradley Horowitz tweeted that Google is about to add a Twitter-like “suggested user” list to its social networking platform Google+.
Per Horowitz’s tweet: “We’re about to pilot a ‘suggested user’-like mechanism on Google+. If you’ve got more than 100k followers on Twitter, DM me – lets talk!”
He didn’t details on how Google+ will decide who will be on the list.
On the other hand, Twitter’s suggested user list has been controversial because those on it were assured to gain thousands of followers a day, and those who are left off thought this was unfair. Twitter now also allows users to create personalized suggested user lists.
“How Google decides who makes it on the list will be very interesting. Clearly Twitter followers are playing a factor of sorts, which is interesting. You have to wonder whether Facebook or other followings on networks will also be used,” TechCruch notes.
Horowitz, however did add that Google has some ‘amazing ideas around context-specific relevance’ for recommendations.