Will There Be Hunger for Editable Tweets?
Twitter is rumored to be putting together a new feature that allows for tweets to be edited.
According to The Desk (you can take it for what it’s worth) three employees from Twitter have ‘leaked’ information about this feature which has Twitter execs excited.
Once a user publishes a tweet, an “edit” feature will be present for a limited amount of time (Twitter is still currently working out the length of time the feature would be available). The feature would allow a user to make “slight changes” to the contents of a tweet, such a removing a word, correcting a typo or adding one or two additional words.
An edit could only be performed once per tweet. Once the edit is made, it would be immediately visible on that user’s Twitter feed. The edit would also show up on the feed of anyone who re-published the tweet using Twitter’s built-in “re-tweet” feature.
Now it is important that this looks more like rumor than reality but it also makes sense. Being able to edit social media content is available even at Facebook so EVERYONE should be doing it.
Of course, the hope is that the accuracy of information spread by Twitter users would increase. I prefer to take the darker side of this and figure that this capability will somehow end up making things worse since those who are trying to monetize social media will do whatever is necessary. Because of that, the truth often takes a backseat at best.
Would you like to see this feature?