Twitter Is Rolling out Topics, a Feature That Helps You Follow Your Interests

Twitter is a great place to follow topics of interest and stay abreast of new developments. The microblogging site recently announced a new feature aimed at making it easier for following multiple interests. Twitter’s topics will let you follow up to 300 different areas of interest and the list includes politics, sports, entertainment, more.

Let us face it, Twitter is often clouded by irrelevant tweets that are of least interest. I have been following some of my interests and most of the times I am greeted with promotional or irrelevant posts. This is something that defeats the purpose of being on Twitter. Meanwhile, Topics will allow you to follow multiple areas of interest without having to follow individual accounts. In other words, you can follow Topics just like how you followed an individual.

Twitter executives told TheVerge that they believe Topics will make it much easier and approachable for new and intermittent users. Furthermore, heavy users can streamline their following whilst discovering new accounts and perspectives. The Topics feature is currently being tested on Android and is expected to be rolled out on November 13th.

“We know that the main reason that people come to Twitter is to keep up on the things that they’re interested in,” said Rob Bishop who leads Topics team. “The challenge is it’s really quite difficult to do that on Twitter day to day.”

Our Take

Twitter Topics seems like a great way to follow your favorite topic. I personally follow many tech companies and update myself. However, I also like to keep a keen eye on politics and food. With the help of Topic not only can you keep track of multiple interests but also separate them and avoid a colossal mess.
[via TheVerge]