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NEWS BITE: Twitter is trialling a new algorithm that curates news timelines

Written by the Editorial Team

Where Facebook is stripping back its foray into news, Twitter is going all in. The micro-blogging platform is more than showing there’s still a lot of life left on the old blue bird with its new curated timelines during what it describes as ‘big news events’.

Still in its test phase, you can soon expect to see your timeline featuring tweets from news organisations and non-news individuals who are also talking about the same story. The passing of Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday was one of the first ‘tests’ of the new format and the idea is a simple – to create shared experiences around key news events.