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Twitter losing the shackles of 140 characters: the implications

on Sep 30, 2015 | 0 comments

By Jerry Daykin

There have been worried ripples around the tech world this week that Twitter is on the verge of abandoning its long-sacred 140 character limit, but could such a step really change the platform for the better?

For some useful context only 40 per cent of Twitter’s active users send Tweets of any length at all, and presumably a further large majority only does so occasionally. That the audience (as with many other digital platforms) aresuch passive consumers of content challenges the assumption that the character limit is in itself responsible for the current stall in user numbers.

It’s quite possible that a Read full story ›

Source: The Drum