Amusing reactions to Twitter's character increase

Twitter Publicizes and Executes Character Limit Expansion

Twitter, Inc.'s 280-Character Limit: A Move in the Right Direction

City tweeted, "280 characters means we can now go..." It's a confusing time, with most users complaining about this update, and the rest taking the absolute piss. However, only 5% of sent tweets were longer than 140 characters. That's 560 characters. It's basically a book.

According to Rosen, the three Asian languages "have always been able to say more" due to the density of their writing systems.

Let's hypothesise with ten of Twitter's most iconic tweets.

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The tweet that tops them all is City remembering Sergio Aguero's last-gasp victor against Queens Park Rangers to clinch the Premier League title, pipping cross-town rivals, United in 2012.

Twitter's character limit was created so that tweets could fit into a single text message, back when many people were using texts to receive tweets. However, many of Twitter's 330 million monthly active users were already getting around the limit by linking to longer pieces, taking screenshots of full stories, and sending streams of tweets called tweetstorms to complete thoughts.

Twitter doubled their character limit from the traditional 140 to 280 on Tuesday to mixed opinions from it's users. The brevity of posts on Twitter is what had made the social media platform unique. The change followed Twitter's earlier tests of the product change with a limited number of users. Japanese, Korean and Chinese users will still only have 140 characters.

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Increasing the character limit should not affect people's experience on the site, she added.

Twitter has officially increased its character limit from 140 to 280.

By the way, it took 2579 characters-or 10 280 character tweets-to file this story.

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