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No #RIPTwitter? CEO Jack Dorsey denies changing Twitter timeline, and we're happy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:36 IST

A day after reports circulated that Twitter timelines would soon change to show only most relevant and timely tweets, the CEO of the microblogging site, Jack Dorsey, stated that the site would retain its live essence.

Dorsey also said in a series of tweets that that he never planned to reorder timelines.

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#RIPTwitter was among the top trends on Twitter. The microblogging platform was filled with tweets requesting the company not to change the reverse chronological stream to an algorithmic timeline - much like social networking rival Facebook. Twitter ran tests last year to change the current reverse chronological stream with the most relevant or timely tweets.

The company's spokesperson had earlier said they were exploring ways to prdoduce the best content for people using Twitter.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. The social networking site was launched in July 2006.

The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as 'the SMS of the Internet'. As of May 2015, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 332 million are active.

First published: 8 February 2016, 1:07 IST