Twitter abandoning its 140-character limit?

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Twitter is considering abandoning its 140-character limit on the length of tweets… Shares fell 3 per cent to $21.89 after a report that Twitter was working on extending the length of a tweet to up to 10,000 characters… Many Twitter users took to the site to complain that changing the limit would damage the core experience of coming up with witty and at-times snarky comments in a succint form… Tweets were originally 140 characters long because many were sent by SMS messages. The limit allowed people to text the name of the person they were addressing and a message within the 160-character limit of an SMS. Twitter has since expanded the definition of a tweet to include pictures and videos… Twitter is under pressure to show it can make the site more accessible for new users, as user growth has slowed over the past couple of years.

 

Hannah Kuchler

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