Reality star Kim Kardashian may have taken the first step towards changing Twitter forever!
The 35-year-old Keeping up with the Kardashians star is apparently frustrated with the social media platform for its lack of editing capabilities. Instead of simply complaining about it, Kim decided to take action by sending an email to the people working behind the scenes of Twitter.
Kim also shared her course of action & master plan with her 33.8 million followers on Twitter Friday night.
I just emailed Twitter to see if they can add an edit feature so that when u misspell something u don’t have to delete & repost Let’s see…
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 25, 2015
After a tweet is posted on Twitter, there is absolutely nothing that a user can do to change it. Whether they forgot to add an emoji or double-check their auto-correct feature, the content of each tweet (as of right now) is permanently posted. The only way to make any changes to it would be to delete the message and start all over again.
This delete-and-repeat procedure might seem reasonable for someone that has a relatively small Twitter following. However, most celebrities that have a multi-million base of followers cannot afford to make these types of errors.
For example, by the time it would take Kim Kardashian to delete a misspelled tweet, tens of thousands of her followers (at least) would have already seen it, shared it, and may have even turned it into a viral screenshot.
Therefore, whether you love or hate Kim Kardashian, you have to admit that she has a point when it comes to Twitter needing some sort of editing capability for its users.
Jack Dorsey, the interim CEO and co-founder of Twitter, did not hesitate to respond publicly to Kim Kardashian’s concerns. Within nearly 30 minutes after Kim’s tweet, Dorsey commended her for her “great idea” on his own Twitter page.
Kim Kardashian’s simple request could very well lead to the development of an editing feature within Twitter. This simple yet profound change would undoubtedly please other celebrities and millions of Twitter known for posting grammatical errors and immediately regrettable messages.
You can thank Kim Kardashian for an upcoming Twitter feature which will allow you to edit your tweets once posted. pic.twitter.com/YiYPOhjAmN
— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) July 25, 2015
I think it’s about time @twitter introduced a way to edit your tweets… Coz it really pmo at times.
— فرحان أحمد (@FarhanAhmed_001) July 26, 2015
Twitter need a edit your tweets button
— OG NINO (@OG_Nino) July 26, 2015
how we’ve all asked for an edit tweets option and now that kim k wants it it’s happening. queen of social media and innovative thinking
— ELIAS (@wtfelias) July 25, 2015
If that does happen, it would not be the first time that a celebrity with a massive following used social media to spark a drastic change within a major company.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Taylor Swift caused a similar ripple effect in the initial plans of Apple Music with a simple blog about the proposed three-month trial option.
“I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
Only time will tell, but the possibility of Kim Kardashian sparking a major change in the way that millions of people create and publish tweets around the world is very likely.
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