Twitter began testing a brand new 280-character restrict for tweets on Wednesday, doubling the earlier message restrict. (The service has began by inviting a choose group to check out the wordiness, however we inform you methods to get it your self.)
CEO Jack Dorsey defined (in an extended tweet, naturally) that the unique 140-character restrict was arbitrary, and referred to as the brand new measurement “a small change, however a giant transfer.”
This can be a small change, however a giant transfer for us. 140 was an arbitrary alternative primarily based on the 160 character SMS restrict. Pleased with how considerate the workforce has been in fixing an actual drawback folks have when making an attempt to tweet. And on the similar time sustaining our brevity, velocity, and essence! https://t.co/TuHj51MsTu
— jack (@jack) September 26, 2017
Filmmaker Simon Barrett (“V/H/S”) slyly identified that a lot of Dorsey’s wordy tweet was actually pointless, and Dorsey agreed.
That is getting dunked on rather a lot but it surely’s elegant that the primary 280 tweet is a variety of pointless phrases after which a hyperlink to the precise data. https://t.co/cYdWfOIEP9
— Simon Barrett (@Simon_Barrett) September 26, 2017
And it did not take customers lengthy to start out poking enjoyable on the entire idea of a lot wordier messages, referencing every thing from the famed six-word child footwear novel to Smashmouth’s oft-quoted “All Star.”
Hello so I am calling in regards to the child footwear? Are they nonetheless obtainable? Nice! I simply had a child and, you understand, haha, child wants a brand new pair of footwear! Anyway, so are they, like, NEVER worn? Or simply, like, close to mint? OK, nice. Like, can I ask why—like, your child did not like them, or di
— J. Robert Lennon (@jrobertlennon) September 27, 2017
Tremendous excited in regards to the transfer to 280 characters!
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— Ken Norton (@kennethn) September 27, 2017
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— dan mentos (@DanMentos) September 27, 2017
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— Simpsons Screens (@simpscreens) September 27, 2017
The 280-character restrict is a horrible thought. The entire great thing about Twitter is that it forces you to precise your concepts concisely (1/47)
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 26, 2017
actually my solely expertise was having the ability to consider tweets precisely 140 characters lengthy. i do not know if I will alter this to 280.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 26, 2017
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— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) September 27, 2017
CONSCIENCE: “do not do it.”
*nonetheless 223 left*
“srsly do not.”
— Sean O’Kane (@sokane1) September 27, 2017
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— Gene Park 280 (@GenePark) September 27, 2017
The idea continues to be new, however like something, customers will ultimately get used to it. Ultimately. Possibly. Or not.
Each time I see a 280 character tweet I let loose a yelp & throw down my cellphone. Then I method it slowly like my cat approaches a spider.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 27, 2017