Finally, a Solution for Correcting Erroneous Tweets

Finally, a Solution for Correcting Erroneous Tweets

Twitter is celebrated for rapidly distributing breaking news, sometimes reaching vast audiences before that information is reported by the press. But sometimes that information is inaccurate, misspelled or taken offensively — and it can be difficult to correct once it’s saturated the Twittersphere.

So how do you stop a bad tweet from spreading? Simply deleting it often looks suspicious. Deleting it and issuing a correction is better, but even then, tweets can perpetuate in quoted retweets and in screenshots (or, if you’re a member of congress, remain forever on public display.)

In an entry on his agency’s blog, interface designer Oliver Recihenstein proposes an alternative. Give users…
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