If you are a prolific Tweeter, getting on the list comes down to a simple two-step process: 1. Fill out your profile and 2. Get famous or be Oprah Winfrey.
Here’s a breakdown of Twitter’s method:
Step 1: Algorithms. Twitter’s chief scientist came up with a program that scans the Twitt-o-sphere and makes a list of accounts that are active, interesting, and have their profile filled out (C’mon people, your profile can’t go past 160 characters! I realize that’s longer than a Tweet, but fill it out anyway!).
Step 2: Twitter Committee. Members of the Twitter product team then take a look at the list and review the suggested tweeters based on some basic questions. Is this tweeter a good source for newbies? Does the account have mainstream appeal? Is this a real tweeter or a phweeter (phony tweeter)? Twitter rule: if you phweet, you can’t compete. Sorry, Darth Vader.
Step 3: Gut Check. After all those questions have been answered, the Twitter bosses run the list past “a couple folks” and then just go with their instincts.
Twitter says it is always reevaluating the list, and that it displays twenty random suggested users during the initial signup process. However, Twitter members can see the entire 100 suggested users here.