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Showing posts from February 7, 2016

Twitter CEO @Jack Dorsey Reassures #RIPTwitter Worries: Live Timeline Will Remain

Finally, Twitter has responded to the concerns that its live timeline might be replaced by one where an algorithm chooses what to show. CEO Jack Dorsey has tweeted that the live timeline will remain, topped by a “While You Were Away” section.From Dorsey’s series of tweets:Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we’re always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming more Twitter-y.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016Look at “while you were away” at the top of your TL. Tweets you missed from people you follow. Pull to refresh to go back to real-time. — Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016I *love* real-time. 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! — Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016Twitter can help make connections in real-time based on …

Celebrities Tweeting #RIPTwitter Against Twitter Timeline Change

It’s not just rank-and-file Twitter users that are concerned that Twitter might change its timeline from a live chronological view to a algorithmic one. Celebrities on Twitter are raising their voices, too.Star Trek star William Shatner doesn’t want Twitter to boldly go this way:So not thrilled about this algorithm change. I want to see it all; not what an algorithm thinks I should. #RIPTwitter#Twitteraunatural— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 6, 2016 Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to rise up, if it happens:Twitter if you
I'll go with 'em,
I'll go Rhythm elsewhere#RIPTwitter#Dontdothisthing#Thisisadumbthing— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 6, 2016 Actor Rowe Lowe is literally upset over the idea:One of the great rewards of being an adult is deciding ON YOUR OWN who (and what) you should be interested in. #RIPTwitter— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 6, 2016 Comedian and My Drunk Kitchen creator Hannah Hart wants space and time left alo…