Elon notices detemporation

One of the things that Elon wants to fix in Twitter (if he’s serious, which is still a totally open question) is detemporation.

I’ve been pointlessly whining about detemporation for quite a while. Facebook and Twitter aren’t the worst offenders, but they would be the easiest to fix.

FB formerly showed all threads in time order, which made it easy to track things like police chases and storm fronts and power outages. FB was genuinely useful as a local news source, since the “local” TV and radio stations only carry official commands and screeches.

More abstractly, time sequence allows you to see patterns of participation and persuasion. Now that comments are sorted for “importance” as judged by Zuck, the time sequence is completely lost and jumbled.