Some people tweet a lot and may not be able to find the tweet that needs to be deleted, which could run them afoul of the law. Though, I don't think this has ever actually come up, it would be good to have 'protection' against this. Basically, I think there should be an app for twitter developed for Police Services, and other services where information can/needs to 'automatically' expire.
Key features should include:- a "tweet/link tracker" to keep track of tweets/re-tweets so ALL information can be removed.
- auto-deletion of tweets after a certain time period, settable for each tweet, follows for all re-tweets and associated links.
- manual deletion of tweets, including all re-tweets for removal of 'event' based conclusions. (IE, missing persons).
- A "store house" for the original tweet, since it's an electronic communication and I think the information has to be kept.
At it's most base, the application should be able to remove all traces of the particular tweet from twitter, no matter how it's been re-formatted, including links changed, but still going to the original location.
So...who wants to develop this!
A Police Officer smiles as a group of cyclists pass by Yonge/Dundas Square - Sunday June 27, 2010