Twitter is keeping its real-time chronological timelines, at least for now, according to posts from its CEO Jack Dorsey. The posts try to deny, at least in part, rumors from Buzzfeed that Twitter was planning to switch to a more algorithmic timeline, based on what it thinks its users want to see, as soon as next week.
Those rumors generated a ton of negative comments from Twitter users, so Dorsey used his own account to offer some clarifications:
"Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week. witter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming more Twitter-y. Look 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. "
"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! Twitter can help make connections in real-time based on dynamic interests and topics, rather than a static social/friend graph. We get it. Thank you all for your passion and trust. We will continue to work to earn it, and we will continue to listen, and talk!"
Dorsey's comments hint that Twitter might be making some timeline changes, but they also will retain the chronological mode.
Source: Jack Dorsey (Twitter)