Twitter users now able to see the tweets in their timeline from People you don’t even follow. Explaining this, Twitter has put up an article, entitled, What’s a Twitter timeline? to explain users why you are getting this.
According to that post from Twitter, your home timeline is all about the tweets from person or account you follow but now Twitter will also include the popular and relative tweets across the world to your timeline. However, Twitter doesn’t explained how they will identify popular tweets or relevant one for every account, I guess most of the outsider tweet will depend on your location and country and also from the trending article that can show the updates on the timeline.
Your home timeline is made up of the tweets from accounts you are following, but additionally, Twitter will identify tweets and accounts that are popular or relevant, and add them to your timeline. On the help page though, Twitter does not explain how it identifies popular content, or how it determines what content is relevant.
However, this feature is still in testing phase and will release after another experiment by Twitter, wherein the service started sharing favourited tweets to follower’s timelines, the way a re-tweet is.
The target, according to Twitter, is to make the timeline even more “interesting and relevant”:
[quote]Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don’t follow. We select each Tweet using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. Our goal is to make your home timeline even more relevant and interesting.[/quote]
I believe for most of the users this gonna be an interesting update, the unfiltered chronological timeline that Twitter shown is one of the best reasons to use it – that helps present a much clearer picture of the conversations taking place on the Internet when compared to Facebook, where everything you see is presented based on your likes and clicks, and is presented to keep you ‘engaged’, instead of informed.