Deleting a Tweet doesn’t exactly mean deleted

by Lisa Zehner

A recent Daily story, Twitter raises recruiting concerns, mentioned that a tweet on University of Minnesota Coach Tim Brewster’s (play4brew) Twitter account had to be taken down.The tweet referred to Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse:

Play4brew: How would you like to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror……. if your Fat Pat??


Brewster said he didn’t know how the tweet got up on micro-blogging site, according to the Daily story. Nonetheless, the post was deleted, right? Nothing is ever really deleted on Twitter. Sure the post doesn’t show up on your profile page after you delete it, but if you go to and search "play4brew", the post that was taken down shows up.