Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Responds to #RIPTwitter
After a Buzzfeed News report circulated saying that Twitter would be making changes next week to users' timelines adding an algorithm that would determine how tweets appear as opposed to its current chronological model, users went into hysteria and #RIPTwitter began trending worldwide.
CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey took to the social media platform to respond to the trending hashtag, explaining that the company was never planning on implementing such an algorithm. Dorsey said himself that he loves the fact that Twitter is in real time. What the company wants to do is improve the real time experience, not take it away.
"We love the live stream. It's us. And we're going to continue to refine it to make Twitter feel more, not less, live!"
So there you have it... Twitter is NOT becoming more like Facebook, and it will not be using an algorithm to place tweets it thinks users want to see higher in their timelines. This would drastically hurt the social media platform as it has become a go-to hub for breaking news and live commentary.
Twitter recently introduced Moments to highlight top stories, and Dorsey has talked openly about the potential benefits of having a way to extend the 140-character limit. Besides this, Twitter has been dealing with the recent departure of four top-level executives last month.