Often in our hurry and excitement we tweet with words carrying spelling mistakes or grammatical mistakes or both. We delete our tweets to correct these errors. At times they are left there as new internet slang. Sometimes in our hurry we tweet thoughts, which are a mistake and we delete them. But our tweets, though recorded in Twitter’s big database, are not of concern or importance to anyone.
However, when you are an American politician, you may get to see yours and your fellow-politicians’ deleted tweet on a website called Politwoops. It is a website that aggregates all the blunders that politicians make on Twitter, not in their spellings or grammatical mistakes, but in their thoughts and messages. Twitter is a great way to share ideas with your followers on the microblogging site, but if you happen to be a celebrity of a political figure, your tweets are carefully and closely being watched, to the extent that they get an independent website of their own.
Most politicians allow their staff members to tweet on their behalf, hardly anyone tweet themselves. Only a few do who are equipped with a mental agility to understand this new social media. Politwoops is a project run by The Sunlight Foundation, which is a pro-transparency group. A site is a must-visit for anyone keeping up with the follies of American politicians.