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chronological timeline is a redundant phrase (timelines are inherently chronological, because they are *time*lines) used to refer to a chronological feed.
- 2018-01-30 Mashable: Instagram gave brands a hot new feature, but still won't give users a chronological timeline
- 2018-03-22 Business Insider: Instagram is giving reverse-chronological timelines back to users / Instagram is tweaking the algorithm everyone hated and letting users view posts the way they used to once again
- Advantages: more interesting and less addictive: https://alpaca.gold/@seldo/109983141178355153
- "A thing about Mastodon that I didn't realize I'd missed from pre-algorithm Twitter is the sheer randomness of the content. No longer honed to be hyper-engaging (usually by being scary or enraging) I now see weird experiments, fun scientific papers, random shitposts. Of course it's not all exactly in my wheelhouse, but that makes it simultaneously more *interesting* while being less *addictive*. The whole experience feels a lot healthier for my brain." @seldo March 7, 2023