Mystery of 'Disappearing' Tweets Solved

by Kathy Jones on  May 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
MS-DOS is the culprit as the mystery of a word getting disappeared from 'tweets' all over the world was finally solved.

Whenever you type 'get lost', 'get better' or 'get bent' on twitter, the text will immediately disappear as soon as you hit 'Tweet'.
 Mystery of 'Disappearing' Tweets Solved
Mystery of 'Disappearing' Tweets Solved

This has been happening because the word 'get' still acts as a command from the pre-Windows world of MS-DOS - where programmers type words such as 'copy' or "delete" to perform functions, reported.

Now, in the case of Twitter, typing 'get' acts as a command to retrieve the last tweet from a certain user.

However the question that arises is why doesn't Twitter just fix the problem.

'BuzzFeed' revealed that the commands are handy to people who tweet via text message.

"A majority of these commands aren't things you'd otherwise use in a two-word tweet, and most only work through the SMS service - you can tweet "suggest something" just fine from a computer or app, for example," said 'BuzzFeed' staffer, John Hermann.

Source: ANI

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