|The Case for Editing Tweets
By: The Verge
Humans are fallible creatures, and every day we make mistakes large and small. Religion accounts for this problem with the concept of salvation — deliverance from sin through the divine grace of God. Twitter, on the other hand, makes you leave your stupid mistakes up for everyone to see. God forgives; Twitter doesn't. Why can't we edit tweets?
It's a question I ask on Twitter a few times a week. Usually I direct this question at the official @Twitter account, which the company uses to goose engagement with a series of friendly, apolitical writing prompts. "Trick or treat?” it asked on Halloween. My answer: edit tweets. "#WorldSeries game 7. Who you got?" it wanted to know in October. For me the choice was clear: gotta go with editing tweets.
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