All of us – even the very best – make typos. No matter how accomplished a writer you are there are times when you are going to make mistakes, certainly when trying to squeeze something desperately important into just 140 characters.
In an ideal world, everybody would run their Tweets through a word processor, or Twitter.com would come with a built-in spell checker/grammar grader/text-speak remover. But that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
So, picture the scene: you’ve written your Tweet, clicked the update button, and off it goes into the Twittersphere. Then, suddenly: the horror, the horror. You’ve made a hideous error.
Errors within Tweets come in all shapes and forms, but will generally be one of the following:
a.Â Â Â Â A shocking spelling mistake
b.Â Â Â Terrible grammar
c.Â Â Â Â A bad link
d.Â Â Â You forgot the @ symbol
e.Â Â Â Â Twitter and alcohol don’t mix
f.Â Â Â Â Â You said something positive about Scientology
Now what? Well, if you’re like most Twitter users, you’ll simply re-type the message and submit it again.
This is the worst thing you can do.