BIG Change To Twitter Is Making Internet Freak Out
Twitter is making a big change, and the internet is not happy. According to Buzzfeed, the never-ending refresh social media platform of 140 characters is going to change its feed's algorithm to make the popular kids beat the mere mortals, again.
At the moment, the feed is reverse chronological order, so the newest Tweets of those you follow are on top. With the change, it will be 'most relevant' on top... Meaning, those with a 'k' next to their 'followers' number will likely trump anyone else on the internet.
People aren't happy.
Twitter is switching to an algorithm to build a timeline for my interests which is cool except I've already done that with the FOLLOW button— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) February 6, 2016
A twitter Employee weighed in on the aftermath of the news...
Seriously people. We aren't idiots. Quit speculating about how we're going to "ruin Twitter"— Brandon Carpenter (@bhcarpenter) February 6, 2016
Wow people on Twitter are mean— Brandon Carpenter (@bhcarpenter) February 6, 2016
It has yet to be announced if the new algorithm will be opt-in or automatic to all accounts.