09 Feb Twitter isn’t Facebook, but Wall Street expects it to be. That’s a problem.
There was a whole lot of uproar over the weekend over reports that Twitter is planning to change its real-time messaging feed into something more like the Facebook News Feed. Under the new system, reports said, messages would be ranked, in part, by the quality of the post rather than just when it was posted.
That set off the company’s users, who worried that changes to the feed might hurt one of the network’s most distinctive features — its ability to tap into real-time conversation.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey was quick to shut down rumors that Twitter had plans to change the way it organizes timelines this week, posting Saturday that doing so was never in the cards:
Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we’re always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.