It was announced that Twitter is likely going to expand the limit on tweets from 140 characters. It has been said that Twitter is going to produce a new technology that makes it possible for tweets to be longer. How will this affect Twitter as a company? I don’t necessarily feel as if longer tweets would do any harm to the company. However, Twitter is known for their 140 character limit and it has become a part of their identity. How they implement this new expansion of characters is going to be important.
I think since Twitter is so well known for the short 140 character limit, it has almost become an art form to be able to get a clear thought/opinion/idea out in that set amount of space. I would like to see where this goes, and if it does happen, see how long it lasts. I wonder if Twitter users will like the longer tweets. As a Twitter user myself, I don’t want to see paragraphs and essays on my timeline. I think that would get really annoying having to try to read all of those. In my eyes Twitter is used for short bits of news or opinions or to have a conversation with someone. Expanding the length of tweets may help some people but I do not see the benefit in it for me. I say we keep our tweets just like they are – short, simple, and to the point!