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Posted on October 25, 2009 | tags


Tech: Twitter gets rid of one of its peskiest, most annoying problems

  • If you delete a tweet, people can no longer find it. It was one of Twitter’s greatest, if not most obvious flaws. If you screwed up, thanks to the search results, your screw-up was encased in amber for the rest of eternity, or at least until everyone forgot about it. This created one notable/infamous incident, where ABC’s Terry Moran mentioned that Obama called Kanye West a “jackass,” then deleted the tweet – even though everyone could still see it. Fortunately, Twitter has finally fixed the problem. Despite that, you probably shouldn’t trust Twitter to delete your old tweets for good. source