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.”

Filmmaker Simon Barrett (“V/H/S”) slyly identified that a lot of Dorsey’s wordy tweet was actually pointless, and Dorsey agreed.

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.”

The idea continues to be new, however like something, customers will ultimately get used to it. Ultimately. Possibly. Or not.


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