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Aaron Wise, Google's Associate Product Manager, said in a post yesterday, "If you see someone you want to follow, just click 'Follow on Twitter,' log in, and they'll be added to your following list in Twitter. This integration is based on Twitter's new @anywhere frameworks, which make it easy for any site to add Twitter functionality. We're using the frameworks to provide dynamic information about Twitter accounts and one-click following."
Now, this isn't an enabling technology for stalkers or other creeps.
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, Google Follow Finder will suggest TIME as a "Tweep you might like." The list of "Tweeps with similar followers" is simply a list of accounts with similar follower lists to yours.
Get it? Got it? Good.
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