Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets worldwide

Stock Image  Pixabay

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) users across the world are now able to express themselves with more characters.

While we imagine that many will use their new characters for evil rather than good, some accounts absolutely nailed their first 280 Characters tweet. People end up spending more time editing tweets or don't send them out at all. Product manager Aliza Rosen says that with the 140-character limit, 9 percent of tweets would hit the limit, with no characters to spare.

And Snapchat, long an app popular with young people, will undergo a revamp to make itself easier to use, in the hopes it can attract a wider audience.

Twitter says its research shows us that the 140 character limit was a major cause of frustration for people tweeting in English, but not in Japanese.

It shouldn't be a surprise that even a company built on language limitations has relaxed them, said Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. The shortness was the site's unique selling point, the Harry Potter author said, and it has now managed to undo that.

Love ranch dressing? Hidden Valley offers keg of the salad dressing
And for the ultimate ranch fan, there's the Hidden Valley Holiday Ranch Fountain, complete with a skirt. Then, put some ranch on it - a whole keg of it! Hidden Valley has announced a line of holiday gifts .

Note that Twitter is increasing the character limit for most, but not all, languages.

The company has been slowly easing restrictions to let people cram more characters into a tweet. Only five percent of users went above 140 characters during the test, and only 2 percent ever went north of 190 characters.

Back in September, the social media platform launched its experiment allowing users to post longer tweets, closely monitoring how often they were used and how they performed. On that front, we don't have answers yet.

As listeners debated the move Stephen King gave this thought: "280 characters?" And, in the end, that's really what matters to Twitter.

Related News:



Most liked

Terry Crews files sexual assault report with LAPD
He wrote that the man groped "his privates" in front of his wife and then "grinned like a jerk". "'240 lbs. The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into the sexual assault claim by Mr.

Green Bay have released tight end Martellus Bennett
Still, there's little reason to doubt the 30-year-old's ability going forward-strange stint in Green Bay aside. During the season opener against Seattle, Bennett was one of three players who knelt for the national anthem.

Sydney Opera House scaled in Manus refugee protest
Video obtained by activist GetUp group shows men sleeping outside on tables in an attempt to escape sweltering conditions inside cramped shipping containers.

Kevin Spacey's Downward Spiral: Pulled From Upcoming Film
Former US TV news anchor Heather Unruh says her son was assaulted by the star after meeting him in a bar previous year . He apologized on October 30 to actor Anthony Rapp, the first person to accuse Spacey of sexual assault.

Five women accuse Louis CK of sexual misconduct
In The Times piece , numerous woman said he would ask to masturbate in front of them. "He abused his power", she said. CK has also canceled his scheduled appearance for Friday (November 10) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert .

European Commission upgrades GDP growth forecast for Poland
Positive forces could emerge, however, from diminishing uncertainty and improving sentiment in Europe to stronger global growth. "The euro area economy is on track to grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year, with real GDP growth forecast at 2.2%".

'Doctor Who' Reveals Jodie Whittaker's Female Doctor Costume
Whittaker's costume is a colorful, unique outfit with suspenders , rolled up pants , boots and a large open coat . And the stripes on the jumper could be seen as a nod to those on the striped scarf won by Tom Baker's Doctor.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn
Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media " revenge porn ". While Facebook originally announced these plans in April , the pilot program is now underway.

United States aircraft carriers to conduct joint drill in Pacific
The last time three U.S. carrier strike groups exercised together was in 2007, when the Nimitz, along with the John C. Nuclear-armed North Korea has lashed out at the military muscle-flexing, which it calls a rehearsal for invasion.

Auburn athletics posts highest Graduation Success Rate in program history
Incoming transfer students, from junior college or four-year schools, who graduate at United Kingdom are not counted as graduates. In 2005, the NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance implemented the initial release of the GSR data.

Files Go App Being Tested on Android
It also has a handy file send/receive feature that can be done with another nearby phone even if you don't have a data connection. Essentially, Google has chose to capitalize on the interest in the new app, thanks to its exposure through media coverage .

2nd transgender candidate wins council seat
She had said that through her work she wanted to improve the lives of people in those neighborhoods, according to the Advocate . She is a gender advocate who has spent the past 12 years working for different council members.

WOW air plans flights out of JFK
Good news, New Yorkers - Iceland's low-priced airline, WOW Air , will be offering flights out of JFK beginning April 26, 2018. The flight between Reykjavik and JFK is scheduled to be just over six hours and will be flown daily.

Key producers depart Universal's Dark Universe with franchise's future in doubt
Universal isn't giving up entirely with its vast library of monsters, which includes Frankenstein , the Wolf Man , Dracula and others.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in "Hamilton" Again in Puerto Rico
He convened a group of Latin music all-stars for a charity track, " Almost Like Praying ", to raise money for hurricane relief. The show will continue its tradition of a $10 lottery for a portion of the seats.