#RIPTwitter? Tweeters Decry Reported Plan to Prioritize Tweets

The hashtag #RIPTwitter turned the highest trending U.S. merchandise on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed stated the corporate is planning to vary the way it shows customers’ tweets.

The BuzzFeed report, which went stay on Friday night time and didn’t disclose the supply of its info, stated the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize these it believes extra customers will need to see. Presently, Twitter arranges tweets in chronological order.

The response to the information on Twitter was overwhelmingly unfavorable, with the hashtag #RIPTwitter suggesting many customers of the micro-running a blog website consider the modifications would imply the dying of the corporate.

Hey Twitter! Relating to #RIPTwitter: I would like you all to know we’re all the time listening. We by no means deliberate to reorder timelines subsequent week.

— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016

Many customers have been upset that tweets from accounts with fewer followers might probably be suppressed beneath the brand new system. Others complained that the modifications would make Twitter an excessive amount of like Fb, which arranges content material by means of using an algorithm.

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"Pricey Twitter, do not attempt to be like Fb, we do not like Fb #RIPTwitter," tweeted Twitter consumer ana on Saturday.

"Clearly the motto ‘if it ain’t broke do not repair it’ is one thing @twitter is not conversant in #RIPTwitter," tweeted EldestSalvatore on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Twitter declined to remark.

Twitter has come beneath growing strain to spice up consumer progress, because it struggles to achieve promoting revenues equaling these of its bigger Fb rival.

Final month, Twitter got here beneath hearth when it introduced a brand new function that may permit customers to submit tweets as much as 10,000 characters lengthy, up from its earlier restrict of one hundred forty characters.