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Posts Tagged ‘deleted tweets’

Former Twitter Engineer Creates App That Lets You Delete Your Tweets With A Hashtag

Deleting tweets is a controversial practice, but does have its uses – and now former Twitter engineer Pierre Legrain has created an app to let you do so in an organized fashion.

“Spirit for Twitter” enables Twitter users to schedule their own tweets to be deleted. Here’s how it works.

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74% Aged 18-34 Delete Social Media Posts To Avoid Negative Career Impact [STUDY]

A recent survey conducted by legal-information website FindLaw.com found that a considerable chunk of young adults are aware of, and act on, the potentially negative career impact of their social media activity.

Seeing as 91% of employers use social networking sites to screen prospective employees, it’s probably a good thing.

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Is “Tweet & Delete” A Viable Twitter Strategy?

During President Obama’s State of the Union address in February, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) was observed by the media sending questionable tweets, then deleting them from his Twitter profile.

PR Daily dove into Cohen’s reasoning behind his tweet and delete “strategy,” if it can be called that.

But the bigger question is whether or not this tweeting and deleting thing is a new, viable way to approach Twitter.

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Politicians’ Deleted Tweets Are No Longer Safe Thanks To Politwoops

The Internet was never a private place, particularly not for politicians – but now they can’t even delete their tweets. It’s kind of sad really and one could feel bad for them, if this whole thing didn’t promise to be entirely hilarious.

Sure, anyone can delete a tweet, it’s not like politicians’ delete key won’t work anymore. And yes, anyone who moves fast enough can grab a screenshot before they get the tweet deleted – that’s nothing new. But the folks at Sunlight Foundation just created a handy little script that grabs only those tweets that politicians delete – and posts them. Tee hee.
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