Oct 252009
 
 October 25, 2009  Business, Online

MG Siegler writes:

While most users may have not realized it, Twitter has had a rather annoying problem for some time now: If you deleted a tweet, it would still reside in Twitter Search’s index. This meant that if you said something you didn’t mean to, or made a mistake that you hoped to correct by deleting the tweet, it was still easily accessible by anyone who simply typed your username into Twitter search. Finally, that’s no longer the case.

Now, when you delete a tweet, it will instantaneously be removed from Twitter’s search index as well. We’ve tested it out this morning, and it is in fact the case. Even better, those tweets are also removed from the search API. We’ve tested several third party apps, and none contain the tweets that I deleted.

Read more on TechCrunch.

  One Response to “Twitter finally removing deleted tweets from search results”

  1. Wouldn’t it be better if they actually deleted the tweet rather than just marking as “deleted”?

    When will cloud providers learn that when a user clicks “Delete” they expect the item to actually be deleted?

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