#RIPTwitter Hashtag Emerges As New Algorithm May Ruin Twitter
Why can’t they just leave well enough alone? Twitter users have responded with the hashtag #RIPTwitter after the social media network has announced plans for a new algorithm that will ruin everyone’s timeline.
Here’s the scoop via BuzzFeed:
Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.
The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order.
It is unclear whether Twitter will force users to use the algorithmic feed, or it will merely be an option.
As BuzzFeed News reported in June, an algorithmic timeline represents a way for Twitter to elevate popular content, and could solve some of Twitter’s signal-to-noise problems. It is also widely assumed to be anathema to the platform’s typically vocal power users.
Peep a few user reactions below:
Stop trying to fix what's not broken!#RIPTwitter
— m (@unusualvox) February 6, 2016
We don't need no stinkin' mainstream media. We are the mainstream media! #RIPTwitter pic.twitter.com/GJKXjeKU9S
— rootwoman123 (@rootwoman123) February 6, 2016
When I heard about the New timeline change #RIPTwitter pic.twitter.com/QdiWWNebjU
— MarQuis Trill • Youngest Black Billionaire (@6BillionPeople) February 6, 2016
Sounds like Twitter has taken advice from Facebook on how to ruin a social media platform.
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