People aren’t too thrilled about changes coming to Twitter.
BuzzFeed News reported Friday evening that the “company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week.” That means tweets will be reordered so that whatever content the algorithm thinks is most interesting to you will be placed at the top of your feed as opposed to in chronological order. It’s also unknown if this will be an overhaul for everybody or an elected choice. Either way, the update sounds a lot like a website called Facebook dot com—heard of it?
Soon, the Internet broke out #RIPTwitter, with people mourning this huge change. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey addressed the hashtag and it looks like the change is not happening next week.
Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.
— jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
Still, people are having fun with #RIPTwitter, mostly addressing that this change is largely unwanted or comparing it to other social media networks.
— Katherine (@gleek) February 6, 2016
"Twitter is going to become like Facebook"
— Jords (@iBiebTeam) February 6, 2016
Screw changes I'm going back to MySpace. #RIPTwitter
— Ziovo (@ziovo_) February 6, 2016
— #NoDAPL (@mkPosts) February 6, 2016
It’s unclear when we might be saying goodbye to the Twitter we know and love, but thank goodness people can turn this into an opportunity to create some fire tweets.
Illustration via Max Fleishman