NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter (TWTR - Get Report) stock is down by 2.83% to $15.27 in pre-market trading on Monday, as the social network might unveil an algorithmic timeline as early as this week, BuzzFeed News reported.
The new timeline will reportedly reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes are of most interest to the user, rather than the current reverse chronological order.
An algorithmic timeline would help Twitter promote popular content over pure volume of content, BuzzFeed News notes.
However, the possible shift has received a substantial amount of backlash, with many users adopting the #RIPTwitter hashtag to voice their disdain.
Users are concerned that tweets from accounts with fewer followers could be subdued, or that Twitter would become too similar to rival social network Facebook (FB), Reuters adds.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the complaints in a series of tweets claiming that he will continue to work to make Twitter feel more live and real-time.
Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.— Jack (@jack) February 6, 2016
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.
Twitter's weaknesses include a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.
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