Here's what Jack Dorsey has to say about timeline changes switching to algorithm versus chronological live stream

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Twitter boss and co-founder Jack Dorsey has responded to a news report about major changes to timelines on the social network which had left users up in arms.

Dorsey tweeted that there is no imminent plan to reorder timelines with a new algorithm, changing from its current chronological order. The reported change sent Twitter into a frenzy with #RIPTwitter trending for much of Saturday.

The response suggest that real time will stay, but an expanded "while you were away" tab could be in the works, bringing together top tweets from users' timelines.

The move highlights the struggle Twitter has in keeping loyal fans happy but also making changes designed to attract new users.

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