On Friday night, BuzzFeed News revealed that Twitter plans to introduce an algorithmic timeline — instead of the usual reverse chronological order — as soon as next week. And Twitter’s users were not happy.
Like, people were just really pissed and freaking out.
Some observed how there are a variety of changes Twitter users have been asking for, but that the heads of the social network have ignored them.
Many speculated that it was the end of the already-struggling social network.
Others thought the change would turn Twitter into a Facebook-like service.
Some were unconvinced the changes would actually happen:
And others wondered about the metaphysical ramifications of the change:
There was also some concern about the quality of Twitter’s algorithm.
Basically, people were really, really upset.
Finally, we have compiled all the tweets we could find from people excited about Twitter’s bold new experiment with algorithmic timelines:
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While Jack Dorsey — Twitter’s co-founder and CEO — was quiet on social media Friday, a senior software engineer at the social network tried to alleviate people’s fears:
This is great. I love algorithmic timelines!
Nope. I’m done with Twitter.
I just use Snapchat.
Everyone Is Freaking Out That Twitter Is Switching To An Algorithmic Timeline
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