Slate: Twitter Has Finally Made It Easy to Set Your Timeline to Reverse-Chronological

Slate: Twitter Has Finally Made It Easy to Set Your Timeline to Reverse-Chronological. “Almost three years ago, Twitter introduced one of the most controversial changes in its history. It began using a ranking algorithm to decide what tweets people would see at the top of their timeline. Until then, it had (with some exceptions) simply shown users all the tweets from everyone they follow in reverse-chronological order. There was an option to turn off the algorithmic ranking, but it was hidden within the Twitter settings, and its function wasn’t obvious.”

Popular Science: Twitter will let you see your feed in chronological order again—here’s how and why

Popular Science: Twitter will let you see your feed in chronological order again—here’s how and why. “Since 2016, following someone on Twitter has been an unexpectedly complicated affair. What was previously a reverse-chronological feed of every tweet, picture, gif, threat, misguided political opinion, or dad joke became algorithm-driven chaos designed to steer you toward tweets that would maximize engagement. Features like ‘Tweets you may have missed’ and random tweets liked by another account you follow would show up in the stream. It wasn’t an uncommon move at the time—Facebook and even Instagram shifted from their once-orderly ways. The algorithms had taken over social media, Skynet style.”

TechCrunch: Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash

TechCrunch: Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash. “Instagram isn’t quite bringing back the chronological feed, but it will show more new posts and stop suddenly bumping you to the top of the feed while you’re scrolling. ‘With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about’ Instagram writes. It should be more coherent to browse the app now that you won’t lose your place because your feed randomly refreshes, and there shouldn’t be as many disparate time stamps to juggle. Instead, you’ll be able to manually push a ‘New Posts’ button when you want to refresh the feed.”