The case for editing tweets

by Casey Newton


Today let us make the case for progress.

Twitter faces bigger problems than this one, of course. But its failure to build a core feature of every other internet text box is so glaring that it demands, nearly 11 years into the company’s history, a response. Good software accommodates its users, rather than ask them to accommodate it. We should be able to edit tweets because we are, in the end, only human. We should be able to edit tweets because the arguments against editing tweets, individually and collectively, are trash.