The best and worst uses of Twitter's new 280-character limit

Twitter Publicizes and Executes Character Limit Expansion

Twitter Publicizes and Executes Character Limit Expansion

The move came a day after Twitter rolled out its 280-character limit. It's a confusing time, with most users complaining about this update, and the rest taking the absolute piss.

Twitter originally hit on the 140-character limit as a nod to the character limits placed on early text messages, when it was founded in 2007. That's 560 characters. It's basically a book.

Note that Twitter is increasing the character limit for most, but not all, languages.

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In all, the tweets received hundreds of thousands of shares, from people apparently mostly annoyed at the change. The more characters in a tweet make it easier for people to fit their thoughts in a Tweet, and they can also send Tweets faster than before.

Twitter has ruined itself by letting people post longer tweets, according to the world's biggest authors. In the previous restriction, 9 percent of tweets hit 140 chars but it is observed that during the test of expanded tweets only one percent of tweets hit 280 chars. In its current form, Twitter has proved cumbersome for new users, yet each time the company tries to change an important feature, heavy users complain.

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Only 2% of tweets from test users were over 190 characters.

By the way, it took 2579 characters-or 10 280 character tweets-to file this story. The idea that Twitter users will automatically keep to 140 characters, when they have a full 280 characters to play with, defeats Twitter's own goal of increasing the character length in the first place. And, in the end, that's really what matters to Twitter.

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