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Twitter relaunches people search

At last, Twitter has brought back Twitter People Search so that you can search for people by name. Click on Find People in the upper right hand area of the screen and simply enter a person’s name. Twitter claim that this new version is faster than the original version (which it is) and that it now has a phonetic similarity algorithm that helps you find names for possibly misspelled words. It does look for alternatives if it cannot find an exact match for the name you have entered, but the suggestions it gave for my test misspellings did not look or sound very phonetic to me.  Nevertheless, it is good to see the people search back.

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , | Comments Off on Twitter relaunches people search