Do you agree with the addition of a Twitter edit button?
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know that I am a supporter of free speech.
I have used Twitter since 2008 as a place for sharing my thoughts with you. But I also like tweeting to get your opinion, your view on what’s going on in the world.
When it comes to creating and posting content, I’m usually thinking of moving in one way — with SPEED. So it’s natural that a few misspellings happen. I may miss a couple of words here or there.
Recently, Twitter announced that they’re coming out with a Twitter edit button.
All of this comes after Elon Musk bought $2.89 billion in Twitter stock, making him the platform’s biggest shareholder with an ownership of 9.2%. He even tweeted a poll asking if people wanted an edit button.
It seems like his poll was a joke because his options are spelled “yse” and “on”.
But Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal then retweeted Elon’s tweet and wrote, “The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully”.
Now, it gets even crazier. Twitter’s communications account announced the Twitter edit button on APRIL FOOL’S DAY. They followed up on Tuesday saying “they weren’t joking”. Turns out, they’ve been working on the feature since 2021. They’ll start testing the feature by releasing it to Twitter Blue subscribers in the next few months.
“We started as an SMS, text messaging service. And as you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” he said in a 2020 video for Wired. “We wanted to preserve that vibe, that feeling, in the early days.”
What do I think of Elon owning a part of Twitter?
So, shortly after Elon became the biggest shareholder of Twitter, he was appointed to its board of directors.
Now, I’m excited about this because he has been very vocal about the platform limiting its users’ free speech.
Based on the success he’s had, I think things are about to finally get exciting on Twitter.
And here’s what I think about the Twitter edit button.
People spend too much time trying to make their posts “pretty” and end up one of two things. They either take too long to post so it slows their entry into the market or they miss their opportunity to make an impact with their post.
With the Twitter edit button being added, people may second-guess what they’ve posted and keep editing their tweets when really they should focus on putting out more content.
Sometimes, I’ll purposefully misspell a word so that my followers engage with my content and try to correct me. You might say this is a negative thing but the more comments on my posts, the more it will make Twitter — or any other social platform — think that a lot of people are interested in my content and it will put it out to more people. Some people may see it as being careless, but I see it as effective marketing.
So, while the Twitter edit button may help if you really messed up on a tweet, you need to focus on getting your thoughts out there.
Remember, best known is better than best product.
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