Putting all rumours to rest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the social media website’s stream of tweets will stay live and in real time.
The response comes after BuzzFeed reported on Friday that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream.
The report had obviously upset and outraged users, who created #RIPTwitter in which they listed their grievances and concerns. Since its inception, the microblogging site has always featured tweets in a reverse chronological order that people have gotten used to.
Jack was quick to respond to the brewing controversy in a number of tweets.
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
Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming more Twitter-y.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
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.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
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!— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016