Twitter unveiled a new experiment in which their 140-character limit would be raised to 280 characters
Get your tweet on: Twitter reactions to the news of 280-character limit
After struggling to attract new users, Twitter unveiled a new experiment in which their 140-character limit would be raised to 280 characters. Despite it only being tested out on a small group of users, it got many people in the Twitterverse talking. Here are some of the best responses to the news:
The idea of freedom, so much freedom to type out full thoughts without being cutoff by the character limit:
But also realising that to maximise the full use of all the characters would take some actual thought:
Although of course, with more characters, comes more power:
As well as more detail. Maybe too much detail.
After all, who doesn't want double the opinion with a double word count?
Actually, quite a few people, it turns out:
However, on the one hand, it turns out you can actually turn your tweet count into a game:
Or even imagine the types of Twitter feuds now:
But really, all people wanted was to be able to edit their own tweets:
Sorry folks, maybe some other day.