You may have noticed a new feature has just appeared on the right hand side of the Newsfeed page. Joel from HU explains:
"If you head over to your newsfeed you’ll see a column on the right called ‘Who to follow.’ This is the first step towards a personalised recommendation system. The current version considers communities and topics of interests to suggest other users that have a certain level of similarity to you. Users often come to HealthUnlocked, not to bring friends with them, like on other social networks, but to find a network of people that can help them in their health journey. We’re hoping to facilitate that process through this feature. The matching is something, of course, we’ll fine-tune over time."
When this feature first appeared, amusingly it suggested members follow themselves! It also wasn't clear what to control you had over the list of 3 recommendations. Joel explained that you can
"If you hover your mouse over the box (One of the 3 boxes under 'Who to follow' - Neil) you'll see an 'x' appear. You can click that to dismiss that user. If you dismiss the user and there are more users to display then another user will appear. You will, of course, eventually exhaust that list by either dismissing or following those users. In that instance the boxes won't be displayed. If, say, a new user joins and is determined to be similar to you then that user will be added to the list"
Photo: Ducks following the leader, trying to find out where the water went...