Jack Dorsey Twitter’s CEO has twitted and asked his 3.9 million twitter followers that he would welcome new ideas and features to be imbibed on twitter, Dorsey twitted that he wants to know how to make the social platform better for tweeter and how it can improve and what’s the most essential thing that twitter users wants to improve in in 2017. Eventually, users started responding, one of the user Howard Lindzon suggested twit-editing feature Jack Dorsey responded to this, definitely needed, Dorsey further added, although, in reality it could be slightly tricky a change log will be required.
Dorsey twitted that he opine that twitter edit feature must be available to all users instead of verifying just one when asked by Howard Lindzon, how about if I’m verified and can edit a twit. According to Lehigh University journalism professor Jeremy Littau, the editing feature will have the ability and importance to rectify news that are sometimes written by human error and go viral, it would help the members of the media.
Twitter users users also stated editing feature will provide the user with the platform where they can easily correct minor spelling and grammar mistakes so that misconstrued information (a common occurrence) can be corrected and would also provide the platform to police to update the twits by editing the post without removing it from the existence as it left the users with unavailability of the information.
In conjunction to this, plenty of users proposed a better way to bookmark shared articles, another requested to reduce the harassment on twitter for the better scope of efficient and improved tweeting. Online harassment had consequences offline as well, we can have a look on some of the instances :
- Journalists were targeted with anti-Semitic hate speech and violent threats.
- Actress Leslie Jones became a victim of a harassment campaign
- U.S President Donald Trump attacked an Indian union leader on Twitter, the person got online threats and harassing phone calls.
Twitter users also requested to Jack Dorsey to be more transparent about the harassment reporting process, Dorsey quoted, we are making efforts on our policies and controls. As per the survey by BuzzFeed of around 2,700 Twitter users, approximately 90% of users quoted the social network did nothing after they reported harassment. However, CEO Jack Dorsey convinced with the respondents and stated that their team would make every bit of efforts to make their user happy and provide them with convenient and improved platform in 2017.