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Stephen Fry-backed Pushnote introduces people to their online Neighbours

Users gain thousands of followers in hours


September 1st: From today, users of content-sharing social network Pushnote can automatically follow the highest rated users who share their interests (their Neighbours), receiving links to the best content they find.

Just hours since the feature launched, many users have gained tens of thousands of new followers, based purely on the popularity of what they share.

Under the innovative new system, it’s possible to start from zero and rapidly gain a big following just by sharing great links.

Pushnote doesn’t track users - it only uses public posts to match people. When new users sign up, they follow a few top users and are followed by some other new users. As soon as they start sharing links, they gain Neighbours and followers.

People only share content on Pushnote rather than status updates, and many users were calling for a way to find the best content and people to follow.

Matching users is a complex process. “The system will improve over time. We’re very fortunate that our CTO Ben Chad is a maths whizz, often lecturing at Oxford,” said CEO John Leaver.

“There are loads of people who share your interests finding great content every day. Pushnote now gives you that content.” said John.

Your Neighbours are the highest rated users among those who share your interests.

A user reference page for the new feature can be found here:

Pushnote is happy to try to arrange for journalists to talk to users who have suddenly gained large followings through the new feature.


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