Just like Facebook‘s “Close Friends”, where you receive a notification whenever someone posts something and like Google+ Circles, Twitter is steering towards the direction of creating a close circle of accounts that one appreciates and wants to follow and engage with.
Some tweets emerged the past few weeks, showing proof that the micro-blogging social network is now testing a new functionality of not only favoriting tweets, but also accounts. Although the exact nature of the new feature hasn’t been determined yet, it may be a safe bet to assume that users will receive push notifications once tweets from favorite accounts are posted.
The only problem that is surfacing here is that, if you chose to favorite accounts that tweet frequently, you may end up having annoying alerts on your phone, Are you an Android user? Then use with care!
Fav’ing accounts on twitter? Hmmm pic.twitter.com/SLOkziMYZw
— drew olanoff (@drew) December 24, 2013
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