Forget about the upcoming movie that features Captain America battling Iron Man in a theatrical, but entertaining way. The social media Civil War is going on right now, and it revolves around the new Twitter algorithm. There are two sides, the ones who embrace it and the ones who deem it unnecessary and oppose it in every hashtag. But there are a couple of things to know about Twitter’s new algorithm.
Change Is Not Tolerated by a Lot of People
As mentioned before, all the social networks are witnessing a social media civil war. On one side there are the youngsters, the ones who have no respect whatsoever for old, sturdy social platforms. These are the ones who embraced the new Twitter algorithm, the outlaws, and the doom bringers.
On the other side, there are the nostalgia-stricken. These are the people who spend hours on end on a social network, devouring every word a person writes on his profile/account/wall and other various virtual platforms. They are the outraged, the old order, and the ones that are trying to maintain stability in a chaotic virtual society.
Both Sides Can Be Satisfied
It’s not like Twitter decided to launch a social media civil war. The algorithm that the company proposed is, yes, default. That means that any person will see what the AI decides is more interesting and entertaining for the user by studying previous Twitter interactions.
If somebody is not pleased with the tweets generated by the artificial intelligence, then the said individual can go to the Settings menu and uncheck the box that provides the algorithm feature.
It’s That Simple
Yes, all of those who believe that their freedom of tweet browsing is being restricted by the new updates of the social media platform can just uncheck a box, and their entire experience will remain unspoiled by the innovation.
The Algorithm Only Sorts the Good, the Bad and the Irrelevant
Twitter never had the intention of causing a social media civil war over the new algorithm it implemented. So most of the #RIPTwitter hashtags are irrelevant.
The company was only trying to improve the experience of its users. Yes, the whole “we decide what you should browse” sounds an awful lot like Facebook, but in the end, we won’t need to read unnecessary details about a baby spilling milk before getting to the juicy tweets.
There Will Be a Lot More Live Action
It’s like on Facebook. Due to the fact that only relevant tweets will reach the top of the feed, people will be able to see the posts sooner and react quicker. So there will be a lot more live action.
Imagine if the Kanye Wes – Wiz Khalifa – Amber Rose Twitter dispute would take place weekly. There could even be more celebrity feuds on the social media network now that the algorithm has gained the power of decision.
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