A slip of the thumb, an errant auto-correct, and BOOM you've just tweeted a typo to hundreds of people (or if you're a celebrity, make that hundreds of thousands, if not millions). So do you delete and repost? But it's already been retweeted and favourited by your followers! Now you're thinking about how many people are judging you right now because your stupid iPhone replaced 'us' with 'U.S.' again. #UnintentionalPoliticalCommentary #Nightmare.
While social platforms like Facebook and Instagram allow for editing of posts after they've been shared, Twitter is still 140 characters of zero forgiveness. But maybe not for long?
Kim Kardashian, who is among the top 10 most-followed celebs on Twitter with 33.8 million followers, feels your pain and is lobbying for change. The reality star announced on Twitter yesterday that she had emailed the company about the possibility of introducing an editing feature for already-published tweets.
Looks like Taylor Swift isn't the only celebrity influencing policy change with major tech companies. A few hours later, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey replied with a message that leaves us hopeful:
A round of applause for Mrs. Kardashian West.
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