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Do you sometimes feel that your enjoyment of tweeting is restricted by the 140 character limit, fellas?
The 140-character limit was adopted from that of good ol’ Short Messaging Service (SMS). You might remember our first phones back in the days: we could type up to 160 characters before the message was split.
Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, told the LA Times back in 2009 that Twitter took 20 characters for usernames and the rest 140 for the tweet. Combined, it would make 160 characters, a normal SMS length. That’s where the Twitter we know came from.
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The 140-character limit was adopted from that of good ol’ Short Messaging Service (SMS).
True, and this is going to be our topic for today’s #EngTalk.
Robi Andriyani @razz_robi
@EnglishTips4U I do. But I’ve heard that Twitter’s character limit is going to be upgraded. is that so?
Rumour has it that Twitter has been considering improving the character limit. Some even said that it could lead to doing away with the constraint altogether. Some other said that it would be 10,000-character limit.
Changes are slowly happening in some forms such as usernames and media (pic, video, gif, etc.) attached to a tweet will no longer count as characters.
We can also quote and retweet our old Tweets. You can find out more here: https://t.co/WB5b4u6FpM
Now, do you think the changes already accommodate our needs to tweet longer sentences, fellas? Or do you think we need more? If you have any comments, ideas, or thoughts, mention us and use the tag #EngTalk.
For me, the 140 character limit is what makes Twitter as it is, but adding a hundred more wouldn’t hurt #EngTalk
Yusup Permana D @permanadiku
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We are talking about Twitter being more than 140 characters, fellas. Tweet us what you think with the hashtag #EngTalk
From most of your comments, it seems like Twitter should stay with 140 characters, but surely there’s still a lot of rooms for improvement.
Thank you for joining today’s #EngTalk, fellas. It really means a lot to us *hugs*
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