Twitter's Latest Announcement Will Change The Game
Does anyone else love watching TV shows and seeing the amazing commentary that unfolds on twitter?
Perhaps it's your bite sized news feed...
Or is your life mission to get a retweet from anyone from a Kardashian to Gary Ablett to Paul McCartney?
Well, this will be music to your ears.
Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017
We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. 👇https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL
You know that dreaded 140 character limit in tweets? That always results in you going back and editing a tweet until 'u sound lyk a teen who cant spell'?
Twitter are now trialling tweets allowing up to 280 characters with certain users.
The reason behind it?
Twitter have done studies showing that in languages like Japan, China and Korea, it is very rare to meet or exceed the 140 letter limit because they can convey so much more information in fewer characters.
Meanwhile 9% of all tweets in English hit the limit (compared to 0.4% of tweets in Japanese).
So for languages such as English, French, Portuguese and French, the 280 limit is being explored.
Imagine all the hashtags and sassiness we could convey with all that extra room!!!!
Twitter still stands by the fact that the medium is about brevity. But hopefully this will open up the conversation and put all dialects on equal footing.