Geni Adds Follow Feature

Taking a clue from Twitter, North Hollywood-based Geni, the family history and tree site, said Thursday that it has added a new "Follow" feature to the site. Geni said that the new follow feature allows users to follow people and profiles on the site, allowing user sto get notification on changes or updates from those users or profiles. The move also will list users as followers of profile, which Geni said would help its users find other users also interested in the same profiles. The Geni "Follow" feature behaves and looks much like the similar feature on the Twitter micro-messaging service.