Reactions as Twitter Plans to introduce algorithmic timeline This Week


Twitter users has Reacted to plans by twitter to introduce algorithmic timeline instead of the usual real time.
According to Officers, The algorithm timeline system would organize tweets based on relevancy making it look more like Facebook where your friends see your post base on their timeline.

Twitter users criticized the idea using the hashtag #RIPTwitter, prompting CEO Jack Dorsey to respond.

"Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week," he tweeted over the weekend.

User discontent could be the cumulative effect of rumored change, coming on top of a statement Dorsey made two weeks ago about increasing the 140-character limit to 10,000 characters.

"People hate change in general, but, when something you may be using 20 times a day changes, it's frightening," observed Jay Baer, president of Convince & Convert.

Twitter's shares fell to an all-time low of $14.87 Monday, although they recovered to close at $14.90, down 82 cents.

"Overlaid with Twitter's financial troubles, it all feels very 'last lifeboat on the Titanic' right now," Baer said.

SOME of the reactions Reads:

"Don't touch the algorithm. Don't add more characters. Don't mess up," tweeted Kim Dotcom on #RIPTwitter. "We happy."

Several others echoed the sentiments of Brian Nufc, who wrote, "Soon as Twitter becomes Facebook, I'm out of here!"

"If true, I don't understand why you would even want to turn Twitter into Facebook 2.0," commented Richard Sharp. "People use Twitter not to use Facebook."

"The whole point of @twitter is that you see tweets in real time," wrote 'The Political Petard.' "Removing that removes basically the entire point of Twitter."

Twitter members "love the fact that their posts appear based on a timeline rather than some magic algorithm," said Jason Dorsey, researcher at the Center for Generational Kinetics.

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