When Twitter was launched in 2006, we were struck by its simplicity and its requirement to say everything we thought in 140 characters, which over time became insufficient and many wanted to increase. However, seemed to be a nonsensical suggestion, as it went against the best known premise of the social network.
But, eleven years later, Twitter is not – for a long time – the same social network that every day united more and more followers and therefore it is likely that they have decided to dare something new. This Tuesday the company announced through its blog that it is testing a new limit of 280 characters for some users.
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In this regard, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared his views on this change.
At the same time, and according to the information published by the product manager Aliza Rosen this decision seeks to benefit users of different languages. Thus, languages such as Japanese, Korean and Chinese can “transmit twice the amount of information in one character” than other languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.
According to Rosen, about 9% of tweets sent in English have 140 characters, while only 0.4% of tweets sent in Japanese reach this figure.
Already between 2015 and 2016, Twitter opened options that allowed us to express ourselves beyond 140 characters, being able to accompany the messages with multimedia content or eliminating the name of the users in the answers, although without accessing the increase of their magic number. But, opened the way to change, will it come to fruition? Leave it in the comments