In the near future, probably April, my new book will come out. It's titled 140 Twitter Tips for Educators and is being published by Burgess Consulting. I am writing the book with my fellow Evolving Educator partners Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco. As I was writing my portions of the book I jotted down some things that Twitter should be able to do, but currently does not for one reason or the other.
1. Modify sent Tweets. Facebook allows users to modify posts. Why can't this become reality in the Twitter world?
2. Pre schedule tweets. There are great apps like Buffer, Hootsuite, and Tweetdeck that allow users to pre schedule tweets. So why can't Twitter have this same feature?
3. Tweet more than 140 characters. I heard that this feature may soon become reality. Sometimes a tweet just needs a few more characters.
4. Have share options embedded. It would be cool if users were able to share to other social media sites right from a tweet.
5. Earn credit icon. Since many Twitter users are educators they should be able to earn professional development credits while sharing and interacting through tweets. It would be nice if there was some way to archive Twitter work by tapping a little icon.
6. Archive option for chats/hashtags. Twitter users love to participate in chats. Many of the archiving options are clumsy or too difficult at best. There is one tool out there that has potential and it's made by Participate Learn. l wish there was an Archive Chat option feature within Twitter that would save an hour long discussion thread from a particular hashtag.
7. Access to data from past polls. I love the new poll feature that Twitter now offers. Access to the data associated to the polls is limited. Or at least that is how I understand it. There should be a feature within the poll function that archives past polls.
Maybe I am way off base with this blog post. Do you have any suggestions to enhance Twitter? If so, share them in the comments portions of this blog post.