Amidst speculations of Twitter introducing a timeline based on an algorithm like Facebook rather than a real-time stream, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the reverse chronological newsfeed is going to stay.
On Saturday, he made a series of tweets confirming the same using the #RIPTwitter hashtag.
Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming mor¬¬e Twitter-y.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
I *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, 2016
Following some media reports which stated that the social media platform would showcase popular content on top of a user’s timeline to “solve some of the noise problem”, many users expressed their concerns such as how an algorithm in place might sideline some unheard voices using the #RIPTwitter hashtag.
Media reports claim Twitter is facing slowing user growth and achieved weaker than expected earnings in the last quater which resulted in a decline of 7% in share price.