Is it possible to edit your tweets?
CEO of the Twitter, Jack Dorsey, underlined that they are intensely thinking about an “edit” button for tweets, while writing on Twitter with AirBnb’s CEO today. After that, Jack Dorsey opened a poll on this news which was moved to the agenda of the media.
In 2017, the number one edit button in Dorsey’s survey, asking for the most requested changes on Twitter, has risen.
He underlined that the edit button should be published for all users, not just for approved accounts, and that they will work on different solutions for this.
What kind of tweet editing system can Twitter offer?
Tweet editing system is a bit problematic for Twitter. Twitter does not want to leave the other people who publish or share these tweets later by changing the news or shares they send.
So the first solution that comes to mind is to hold a “date of change” log. So you can see who is sharing which tweet and how the first tweet is.
A second option is to give a 5-minute adjustment period after the tweet has been released. Thus, problems such as imitation errors, wrong links, etc. will be eliminated.
Why is tweaking dangerous?
However, some users insist that it is more ethical to delete tweets. Most people are disturbed by the risk of manipulation in the future by changing their thoughts or interpretations they have shared in the past. Even if a replacement log is to be kept, it seems likely that major misconceptions will arise, as most internet users will prefer to read the last tweet without wasting enough time to examine these logs.