#RIP Twitter to introduce Algorithmic Timeline in Next Week : According to a new report, Twitter is planning to launch a brand new timeline for the user of twitter. The new algorithmic timeline would display tweets that the social networking website deems to be most interesting to its users according to BuzzFeed News.
The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order.
At this point in time, it is unclear if this new timeline will be the default way of viewing Twitter, or if users will be able to sort it according to their preference. Right now Facebook allows users to sort their News Feed by the most recent or based on the top stories, so presumably Twitter will give users the same control as well.
Earlier tonight there was a minor boomlet on Twitter over a report (rumor) that Twitter will switch from a chronological timeline to an algorithmic one designed to better give users what they allegedly want to read. The change would come “as soon as next week”.
Twitter, which currently has about 332 million active users around the world as of last month, is a popular tool among journalists who use Twitter to monitor news reports in real time.