Here’s something that happens on Twitter every day: someone makes a tweet, the tweet becomes popular, the person who made the tweet is alerted to an embarrassing typo by receiving an endless stream of jokes as replies.
Unfortunately for the sender, it’s currently not possible to edit tweets that have already been published, so they can either delete it or live with it. This could change by the end of this year because Twitter has recently confirmed that it’s testing an edit button.
“Now that everyone is asking… Yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year!” the social media network tweeted. “We’re kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible.”
Back when Twitter was still led by Jack Dorsey, any requests for the introduction of an edit button were rejected because Dorsey feared that the feature could be used to change the meaning of a tweet after it gets shared online, and the last thing any social network wants is to deal with more disinformation and manipulation.
But Dorsey is no longer in charge of Twitter, and Parag Agrawal, who was announced as CEO on 29 November 2021, sees things differently. Elon Musk, who has recently purchased a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, maybe does as well, especially considering that he has recently polled his followers on this very topic.
Twitter’s VP of consumer product, Jay Sullivan, recognizes that the ability to edit tweets has been the most requested Twitter feature for many years, but he stresses the importance of implementing it carefully.
“Without things like time limits, controls, and transparency about what has been edited, Edit could be misused to alter the record of the public conversation,” he said. “Protecting the integrity of that public conversation is our top priority when we approach this work.”
World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office
LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.
LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.
So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.
The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.
“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.
Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.