Twitter App: Substitute
This is now a thing: http://github.com/insin/substitute
A Twitter app for conveniently correcting typos.
In lieu of an edit button, correcting a typo on Twitter involves deleting the original tweet and creating a new one. If you're tweeting via the web interface, this is annoying. If you're tweeting via SMS or via a browser on a standard mobile phone using m.twitter.com, this is more painful (first-world problems definition) than it needs to be, as the typo must die.
The app should monitor your tweet timeline, looking for tweets matching the following format:
When a matching tweet is found, the app should:
- locate the previous tweet in your timeline,
- verify that it matches the first part of the replacement expression,
- perform the replacement and tweet it,
- delete both the original tweet and the tweet specifying the replacement.