Twitter Considering Increasing Character Limit… to 10,000
Are 140 characters not enough for you to complain about Buzz being an liberal asshat that has no idea what he's talking about? Well, Twitter might change that soon enough. They're looking at a new feature that would allow Tweets as long as 10,000 characters.
Just to put it in a bit of perspective, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was 272 characters words long.
re/code has reported that with the increasing amount of people taking screenshots of texts that are longer than the 140 character limit, Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder, wrote, “We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it. Instead, what if that text … was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power.”
This is the closest Twitter has ever come to talking about increasing their 140 character limit and the new feature could be rolled out as early as March.
“We’re not going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people,” Dorsey wrote. “As long as it’s consistent with what people want to do, we’re going to explore it.”