Twitter's always playing with new ideas, but the latest one might get more than a few people inflamed.
The latest experiment, it seems, is to display tweets from people you don't follow, but your friends do.
@aleefbaypay was the first to flag it up. He doesn't follow Buzzfeed, yet a tweet from the Buzzfeed account made it into his feed. A notification above said tweet states that the account is followed by one of @aleefbaypay's followees, but they hadn't retweeted it.
The problem is obvious: if you don't follow someone then it's probably because you don't want to. Twitter has already introduced advertisements so there's enough noise as it is.
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But as we said, Twitter's always testing new things, so it may never implement this new feature. We certainly hope not - can't say we're exactly wild about the idea.
We're chasing this up with Twitter to find out more, and will update as soon as we hear anything.
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