INTERNATIONAL - Kim Kardashian is doing more than just political work these days. The reality-TV celebrity and socialite is also using her influence for social-media good.
It all began with inviting Twitter Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey to the birthday party of her husband, the rap star Kanye West.
A discussion ensued about potential changes to how people interact on the social network, where Kardashian has 60 million followers. She wants Twitter to let users edit their Tweets -- to correct spelling mistakes and such -- instead of having to delete and send a new, corrected post.
“I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye’s bday and I think he really heard me out on the edit button,” Kardashian tweeted Tuesday night.
Dorsey shot back: “Now I see why I was invited!” But he didn’t address the edit button issue.
The online exchange prompted a series of yays and nays from other lesser-known Twitter users. While the feature is one that some people have been requesting for a long time, others said it shouldn’t be allowed as it would let people edit-- or erase -- history. Other people chimed in with additional requests for a chronological timeline option.
Kardashian may have started a conversation, but it didn’t have much impact on Twitter stock. The shares, which are near a three-year high, rose as much as 2.3 percent in early trading Wednesday before paring back some of the gains.
Bloomberg LP produces TicToc, a global breaking news network for the Twitter service.Kardashian’s younger half-sister prompted a bit more of a reaction with one tweet earlier this year.
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The testament drew similar replies from some of her followers, which now number 25.5 million.