Twitter lets users follow interests in addition to people

Twitter lets users follow interests in addition to people. The new feature, in testing on Android, lets users see tweets about specific topics of their choosing. Some common interests or topics include sports teams, celebrities, and television shows and the topic selection is curated by Twitter with the topic of each tweet being determined by its machine learning powered algorithms. For now, the only topic available is sports-related interests. The new discovery feature is meant to make it easier for users, especially newer users, to find more interesting content. Twitter says it is progressing slowly with the feature to fully understand how it impacts the user experience - as it could potentially amplify abuse or misinformation along with truly valuable content. The Verge