There's a special "inferred interests" dossier that Twitter creates for every user of the social network. These personalised lists are Twitter's best guesses about your predilections, from favourite TV shows to sports, and even some seemingly random stuff. The "inferred interests" data was made available to users more than a year ago, but the existence of this feature has for some reason resurfaced this week on Twitter. Users have been tweeting out their lists of personalised interests, which include topics such as news, science, and soccer.
"These are some of the interests matched to you based on your profile and activity that are used to personalise your experience, including ads," Twitter says about your inferred interests. "You can adjust them if something doesn't look right."
The random and sometimes weirdly specific nature of some of these inferred interests are raising chuckles among some users:
Please go to this page: https://t.co/3YXdghZmFr and tell me what Twitter thinks your interests are.
Mine apparently include "amazing," "interesting pictures" and "People are calling The New York Times following Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' statement" pic.twitter.com/BI0PoaYSln — Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) November 28, 2018
I checked mine, and Twitter seems to think I'm incredibly interested in the Shrek reboot - so much that it's listed twice.
Here's how to check out what Twitter thinks your interests are:
You can also find your Twitter interests by clicking on this link and entering your password.
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