World richest man, Elon Musk few hours ago engaged the co founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey on better ways to use the social media platform.
Elon Musk raised concern and tweeted that chronological tweets seem to be much better than what twitter algorithm suggests.
Soon after, Jack Dorsey replied the tweet and explained the uniqueness of some features on the social media platform.
“Chronological tweets seem much better than what “the algorithm” suggests.
“Tap on the stars in upper right of screen to revert to chronological”, Elon Musk said.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that the stars in the top right screen of Twitter page enables users to choose options of switching from home tweets to latest tweets.
During this encounter, Jack Dorsey explained to Elon Musk that the algorithm or the home tweets option is good at surfacing tweets users would otherwise miss by not scrolling but the chronological or latest tweets option is best for live and breaking news or events update.
Jack Dorsey said: “this is the way.
“Though the algorithm is good at surfacing stuff you’d otherwise miss by not scrolling. Reverse chronological best for live and breaking events.
“Having choice is the most important. Ideally being able to choose what algo you want to use…”
Elon Musk replied: “Yeah”
Justin Nowlin, one of the twitter users who’s followed the discussion said: “My God, he’s owned twitter for a week and is already making massive quality of life improvements… unless this was always there and I’m an idiot”.
Another twitter user, David Clinch said: “Carefully curated Lists are by far the best way to get value from Twitter.
Jack Dorsey responded: “Agree I love lists and follow topics. Lists are a bit hard to set up and find tho currently and topics the same. Still believe they unlock twitter the best”
Twitter account user with the account name, Rat King said: “I need to get on the list train. Right now, I just nuke my entire follow graph every 2-3 years instead and rebuild”.
Jack Dorsey replied Rat King: “@getvicarious is helpful here. Lists are magic, especially when they can include searches and filters. Tweetdeck is a good metaphor for what they should be”
It would be recalled Elon Musk announced his plans to takeover Twitter.
Twitter also announced the deal, which is valued at $54.20 share recently.
The purchase, worth about $44 billion, adheres to the price Musk had originally set and told Twitter he would not change his mind on it.
Elon Musk gave reason for the purchase as stated thus: “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”