“Getting rid of spam is probably higher priority,” one wrote.
Another expressed their concerns about the addition, writing: “Here's my argument against an edit button: What if a tweet goes viral, lots of retweets & millions of impressions, & then the author completely changes the meaning? Not just a grammatical fix, but a TOTAL ideological change? Or shameless self-promote?”
Another shared their thoughts about what would have to happen for an edit button to work, writing: “Under two conditions. It’s only available for a few minutes, 5-10 mins. And when an edit is made, there’s a small link that shows the edit.
“This keeps a public record but allows the tweeter the ability to fix a simple mistake and not re-notify their followers with a new tweet.”
While some Twitter users have asked for an edit button for years, Twitter’s chief executive officer Parag Agarwal cautioned users to “vote carefully”.
“The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully,” Agarwal said.
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Musk took a 9.2 per cent stake in Twitter, according to filings made to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday.
A tweet from Ben Thompson read, "Elon Musk has already made ~$750 million on his Twitter trade, which is approximately double Twitter’s net income for the last 3 years."
Elon Musk has already made ~$750 million on his Twitter trade, which is approximately double Twitter\u2019s net income for the last 3 years.
Twitter's shares soared by more than a quarter in pre-market trading on the back of the news, adding about $8bn to its $31.5bn value, before easing back to 21 per cent up in early trading. As of late Monday, the share price was up 28 per cent, or the equivalent of about $800m for Musk's stake.
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