Elon Gives a Tip on How to Dodge Twitter’s Censorship. Here’s What You Should Do

When you scroll through Twitter, do you see posts, comments, and retweets from all the accounts you follow, or just a few things from a few major accounts, with seemingly no reason because those posts are from days earlier?

For most people, the latter is the case. They only see messaging from a few blue-check accounts and the messages from normal people that those accounts have retweeted, or a few posts from random people that have gone viral and gotten thousands upon thousands of likes and retweets.

Well, that’s because of the Twitter algorithm, which though a bit of a black box generally promotes trending content that it thinks you’ll like.

Hence why the blue-checks crowd your timeline; they’re generally larger, so their tweets get more likes and retweets, so they pop up in your timeline. The little guy is crowded out by the people who spend a ton of time on Twitter.

But Elon made major waves by showing people on Twitter how to get around that and move from dealing with the algorithm to just seeing tweets in chronological order (well really reverse chronological order: the newest tweets from people you follow pop up at the top of your feed if you do what he says, regardless of who posted them or whether they’re trending or not).

Here’s what he said to do:

Chronological tweets seem much better than what “the algorithm” suggests

Tap on the stars in upper right of screen to revert to chronological

That’s it. That’s all you have to do. Go on Twitter, open scroll to the top of your feed, and tap on the “stars” in the upper right hand corner. Tap on the stars, and you’ll get the option to turn on a chronological timeline.

Do so, and the algorithm will be defeated, or at least dealt a serious blow, as it’s no longer curating what you see when you log into the app. Rather, you’re just seeing what those you follow are tweeting as they tweet it.

Even Twitter’s former CEO, Jack, agreed with Elon, tweeting out that he thought the chronological timeline was better than the algorithmic one:

this is the way

though the algorithm is good at surfacing stuff you’d otherwise miss by not scrolling. reverse chron best for live and breaking events. having choice is the most important. ideally being able to choose what algo you want to use…

Elon agreed with him, saying “Yeah”.

Elon and Jack are right, much as it might be beyond painful to agree with Jack, the former censor of note on the social media app.

Taking their advice and tapping on the stars to make your timeline chronological rather than based on the algorithm is a great tip, one that makes it far easier to keep up with what average people are saying rather than just what a few of the most influential think you should hear. Give it a try!



 

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.

This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics

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