Twitter to start showing tweets of people you don’t know in your timeline
First it was just your tweets and those of the people you followed which were visible on your Twitter account, something which made sense as you would only be interested in the opinions of people you chose to take an interest in right? However a few years down the line and like most things Twitter decided to shake things up and introduce a new ‘timeline’, which meant that popular tweets – those which your following crowd favourited or retweeted – would also appear on your timeline regardless of whether you want them there or not.
Well now it’s official that Twitter will be keeping the new system, so we can expect a lot more promotional pushes, recommended followers and popular tweets to be filling up our timelines in the hope that we will become a lot more engaged.
Many people are sceptical of the new system believing it to be heading down a road far to similar to Facebook – well if the new timeline layout and cover image at the top wasn’t a giveaway I don’t know what will be. Regardless it’s here to stay, so lets sit back and see how it unfolds.