Twitter — just like most social networks — becomes more useful as you connect with more users. But finding those users can be tough for a newbie.
Other social networks have created tools that automatically generate lists of users to connect with based on a user’s habits, but Twitter has yet to generate a similar tool.
Google’s Follow Finder, launched in April, attempts to tackle this problem. The service works by analyzing the Twitter users you’re already connected with against the people other Twitter users are connected with, and attempts to find similarties.
A company representative explained how the tool works in the official Google Blog: “The lists in Google Follow Finder are generated using public following and follower lists on Twitter. For example, if you follow CNN and the New York Times on Twitter, and most people who follow CNN and the New York Times also tend to follow TIME, we’ll suggest TIME as a ‘Tweep you might like.’”