Twitter judges you on your spelling

A New York Times article looks at how John Cusack’s Twitter followers are frowning on the actor’s poor spelling and bad use of predictive text. Several twits have taken matters into their own hands including spelling police who quickly points out spelling fumbles wherever they occur.

But for Cusack the grammar nazis got too much and he blocked several from his Twitter profile. He told the NYT that his spelling stalkers created new usernames and returned “like cranky, obsessive trolls”. Perhaps he needed a kinder spellchecker like Spelling Patrol who recently tweeted “We are not here to frighten. We are here to love.”