NEW YORK, February 10. Social microblogging network Twitter announced on Wednesday the introduction of a new algorithm of creating a personal news feed. Now users have the opportunity to try a new feature, whereby the first ribbon will receive the most important messages, and then all the rest. A similar algorithm is used, for example, in social network Facebook. Up to this point, the company used strict reverse chronological order for display of any and all news.
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“The algorithm will work as follows: the most important tweets that Twitter will be selected for each specific user (if he did not use the service for some time), when you enter will be displayed at the beginning of the timeline in reverse chronological order. Immediately below them will be all the other tweets in the same chronological order, which are used by the users of the service,” explains the Russian press service of the company.
According to Twitter experts, the mechanism will be particularly relevant “for those following on Twitter immediately after hundreds and thousands of accounts”.
In the coming weeks the feature will be made available to service users on all platforms – iOS, Android and in the desktop version.