Xbox One wants to be the Twitter of gaming

We need more social networks about as much as we need more politicians, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from taking their upcoming game platform and applying some “Twitterness” to it.

Microsoft is providing an early look at the company’s Xbox One dashboard and friends system today. Just as you’d expect, it provides access to a friends list and the ability to add over 1,000 friends. Xbox 360 friends will be automatically imported, but the Xbox One has a new follow option too to let gamers interact with other Xbox Live users. It’s similar to Twitter in the sense that you can simply follow anyone you want. Microsoft is separating out the privacy levels between friends and followers, allowing Xbox One owners to decide what information is shared to followers.

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