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Twitter Has A (Secret) Reputation Score For Every User

November 17th, 2010 11:16 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Whoah. Onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, Twitter founder Evan Williams revealed, when asked by interviewer John Battelle “How do you pick ‘Who to Follow’?,” that Twitter has a private reputation score for every user.

According to Williams, Twitter’s “science and math people” have systems which gauge who you follow and who the people you follow follow and try to find relevance in the overlap. He didn’t make it clear how the reputation score was measured.

“We might make it public,” he said, “But it has to evolve more.”

You can watch the rest of the talk here.

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