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People are asking –  Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter ?  I for one liked that Twitter had a restriction to 140 characters.  It has always meant you can click to see more if you want to but you could scroll through quickly to see if there was anything you wanted to read.

So, finally, Twitters #280characters is here

It seems everyone is either very angry or very hyper and silly – there are tweets just full of emojis or lots of one word or just nonsense.

Yesterday at 9pm Twitter tweeted

We’re expanding the character limit! We want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express themselves.

Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter

And all of a sudden it seemed that everyone was given 280 characters, which we thought was strange as usually this sort of thing is rolled out – although I did here one ONE person who said they didn’t have the new longer tweets.

Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter

Back in September Twitter had a test, where they expanded the 140 limit because they wanted to give us more ways to express ourselves.  During these tests after the first novelty of having more characters that people only really used them where necessary.  We are really hoping that this happens this time too, as of right now there are so many long tweets, its beginning to be a pain to scroll through them all.   They were really concerned about this happening but it turned out that only 5% of tweets were longer, so they are telling us now that our Twitter experience shouldn’t change.    I know Twitter are trying to compete in the competition but really the things that we love about Twitter are the things that set it apart from the others, right?

Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter

Immediately after 280 characters were introduced on Twitter – #280characters started to trend and hasn’t stopped.

What are people saying about the new longer tweets.

So far its not good ….

 

What do you think of the 280 character limit now on Twitter or are you shaking your head and still wondering Why do we have 280 Characters on Twitter