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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Twitter is about to get more words -- a lot more. The company announced on Tuesday it is doubling how many characters users can cram into a tweet. Most tweets will now fit 280 characters, up from 140. The new limit will roll out to Twitter users in almost all 40 languages Twitter supports. ... During the 280-character test, some users argued Twitter should focus less on the length of the tweets and more on the content. The platform continues to be rife with harassment and abuse, despite the company's efforts to better police it.





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Trump will be ecstatic. The rest of the world. Not so much.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-09 01:05 AM | Reply

It's that the point of their name, Twitter?

Small noises birds make.

They should change their name to something like Caw Caw.

#2 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2017-11-09 06:06 AM | Reply

Twitter is going to have to bankroll Trump. He's their biggest draw ever.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 06:40 AM | Reply

He can post twice as much stupid now as he could before. the funny thing is, his previous deep thoughts never even required the full 140 characters.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-11-09 06:44 AM | Reply

Twitter: now twice the time suck...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-09 08:48 AM | Reply

This will give Trump the ability to repeat himself over and over on Twitter like he does when talking. I've always considered that tendency to be a sign of sinility, the person repeats because they can't remember the rest of their thought so they repeat to buy time until their brain remembers what the hell they were even talking about.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-09 09:00 AM | Reply

Finally! Expect Trump to become more presidential now that he has more space to articulate his ideas.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-09 09:40 AM | Reply

Laura, Danni and JPW all beat me to the punch.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-09 10:13 AM | Reply

Some people sure have Trump on the brain.

There should be a name for it.


Trump Obsessive Disorder.

#9 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2017-11-09 10:16 AM | Reply

Some people sure have Trump on the brain.
There should be a name for it.
Trump Obsessive Disorder.


Might be that whole "He is the president" thing or the whole "He expresses policy via Twitter" thing... You know, stuff normal people are concerned with especially on a politics website...

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-09 10:45 AM | Reply

This is going to be awesome. I bet stock in popcorn is going to go way up now...

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-09 11:31 AM | Reply

Donnie Two Tmes

A take on jimmy two times from goodfella's

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-09 12:17 PM | Reply

I'll bet "got Twitter to double its character limit" gets added to the stupid list of Trump "accomplishments" I constantly see on Facebook.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-09 01:07 PM | Reply

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