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10 November, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • President Donald Trump has already gotten the hang of longer tweets

"But importantly, people tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained".

According to Twitter's numbers, 9% of English tweets hit the character limit. That's 560 characters. It's basically a book. People ended up spending more time editing tweets or didn't send them out at all.

Munich police, meanwhile, said that "at last" they won't need abbreviations to tweet about accidents involving forklift drivers, or Niederflurfoerderfahrzeugfuehrer. But will it get more people using the service?

Which means users can voice their opinions in much longer posts.

The epd press agency, which reports on the behalf of the official Evangelical Church in Germany, sought out an "expert" to dispute the notion that anything of great written value would be found on Twitter at all - either briefly or at the full new length of 280 characters. Though Twitter hasn't extended the character limit to some languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese as their alphabets allow users to speak more in fewer chars.

The social media company also points out that many users still didn't go over 140 characters even when given the new 280-character limit.

But, Twitter said, while obnoxiously long messages weren't flooding users' timelines, the more verbose tweets did let people fire off messages faster and, the company believes, with less agonizing over each message.

A higher character limit for languages with cramming aimed to solve this problem while keeping Twitter's conciseness. 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 objective of increasing the character length in the first place.

Twitter formally made the change on November 7, and in the days since, some of the most prominent living writers have spoken out against it, believing it to undermine what made the social media platform so unique and often witty.

And for reference, this paragraph is exactly 280 characters.



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