The deal for Twitter is on the ropes. And it’s because Leftists lie. Thus, Twitter lied to Elon Musk.
Currently the percentage of bots on Twitter is claimed to be around five percent. I think it’s more.
How else would AOC have almost 13 million followers? I believe the nonsense of Trump colluding more than I believe 13 million people care about what AOC has to say.
So now Elon Musk wants accounting. But he also wants users to know how Twitter works. He advised Twitter users to change their feeds from the algorithmically sorted “home” version to “latest”. In doing this, tweets are shown in reverse chronological order.
By doing this, “tweeps” see tweets in chronological order and are not force-fed information based on Twitter’s algorithm.
In other words, the way Twitter was meant to be read all along, despite a recent attempt to force the home timeline on users.
Musk’s rationale is that the algorithm can subconsciously manipulate you. This is, to Musk’s credit, a pretty reasonable viewpoint backed up by research. A math equation that only shows you what it thinks you want to see will, over time, make it harder to accept other sources of information.
Very important to fix your Twitter feed:
1. Tap home button.
2. Tap stars on upper right of screen.
3. Select “Latest tweets”.
You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you don’t realize.
Easy to switch back & forth to see the difference.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
Former Twitter founder Jack Dorsey seemingly took a little offense to the idea, saying the algorithmic feed was simply designed for people who don’t obsessively check Twitter. In a later reply downthread to another user, Dorsey admitted the algorithm can have “unintended consequences,” but maintained it wasn’t designed to manipulate users.
It was definitely designed for manipulation! If you had good intentions, you wouldn't have dictated this design to us.Then Elon‘s tweet would also be like this:
Hey! if you want to save your time:
1. Tap Home button
2. Tap stars on upper right of screen
3. Select "Home Tweets"
— hasan söylemez (@hasansoylemez) May 14, 2022
Again, in fairness to Musk, he didn’t say the algorithm was intended to manipulate, just that it happens. This is all an excuse for me to tell you that, on the most basic level, Musk is right about this: You need to switch your Twitter feed from “home” to “latest” pronto. Don’t let the machine feed tweets to you.
The only reasonable way to sort internet content is by chronological order. Time doesn’t manipulate, at least not as easily as these algorithms do.