/2017/11/twitter_280

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piece of kit:
1820 characters.
6:38 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
anon:
280 makes the tweets hard to read.

140 is too short for many thoughts.

185-195 would have been better.
6:51 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
Biff:
I’m already TLDR’ing peoples 280s.
7:17 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
ass:
Save this link so it can be referred back to it after Grubs tweets 141 characters. (Note that I don't give a fuck about twitter or grubs so it won't be me)
7:49 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Are people really shitting their pants over it? WHO GIVES A SHIT

The 140 limit SUCKED because it was so hard to fit a good thought. 180 would have been fine, but why not 280?

So shut the fuck up Grubs and losers. 280 is fine.
8:31 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
I've like tweeting A LOT more after this change. I never hit the 280 limit whereas I'd be at like 160 90% of the time with 140. Slightly more space but without turning it into email. I haven't noticed the difference on my TL.
9:04 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
anonymous:
Twitter doesn't feel like fun, regardless of how many characters are involved. It feels like noise.
9:13 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
Gruber the Booger:
If people want to stick with 140 characters they still can.

If they don't want to read 280 characters they don't have to.

Bitching about something so stupid and trivial makes all of these people look like petulant children.
9:18 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo:
孔子说:那些要完善自己的工作,首先要磨工具。
9:42 pm — Thursday, 9 November 2017
anonymous:
>USP is “unique selling proposition”.

Huh. I thought it was Uninterruptible Supply Power.
3:55 am — Friday, 10 November 2017
ano:
> If people want to stick with 140 characters they still can.

Nope. They removed the ability to tell how many characters you've used and replaced it with a circle.


280 characters really does make things worse. You get big blocks of text from people, especially rando assholes in replies.
5:02 am — Friday, 10 November 2017
John Trumper:
Twitter sucks either way, so who gives a shit?
5:42 pm — Sunday, 12 November 2017
Enough Already:
Does Gruber know that most Twitter users are not professional writers and/or linguistic tetris enthusiasts?
6:22 am — Thursday, 16 November 2017
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