Twitter kills 'Suggested Users' list, now has A-list sports section

Twitter has finally ridded itself of the oft-critiziced 'Suggested Users' list, instead going a bit more user-friendly route and breaking A-list Twitter users up into categories. One of those categories: sports.

The new way of doing things is certainly significantly better than what it used to be, where some suggested users would be RSS feeds in Twitter form, but for it to be useful to everyone it still has a little ways to go.

At first glance, Twitter appears to do a sufficient job of providing new users with people in sports who may be worth following. The downside of this list is that roughly 95% of the section is made up of athletes and teams, people who do very little when it comes to engaging other users. Sure, it's cool to peak in at the daily lives of professional athletes but some don't update all that frequently and when they do it's moderately mundane.

Of course, I'm guilty of following more than a few of these athletes but it'd be nice, at some point in the future, for Twitter to go into a bit more depth and add insightful sportswriters and bloggers. After scrolling down a bit I've seen a few, Bill Simmons and Keith Law to name couple. Sure, most beginning users would rather have athletes than writers or bloggers but for those of us who have been on a while this new feature doesn't fill a huge need. Then again, with Twitter lists, maybe this is our job.

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