On the other hand, many found the limit to be a nuisance that prevented them from communicating a thought or making a statement in just one tweet.
Twitter on Tuesday said it was testing a 280-character limit for tweets on its platform. As noted in the Twitter blog post, with the exception of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, folks have to deal with cramming more letters into their tweets when tweeting in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Those who tap out tweets in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean are out of luck, as those languages will be excluded. Tweets get right to the point with the information or thoughts that matters.
Rosen insists Twitter is still about brevity, and "that is something we will never change".
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"When I tweet in English, I quickly run into the 140-character limit and have to edit my tweet down so it fits", explained Aliza Rosen, product manager at Twitter. There's also the potential that the 140 character limit could cause some backlash for the company.
Twitter is set to test an increase in the 140-character allotment by which users are normally restricted. Although SMS messages have a 160-character limit, Twitter used the remaining 20-characters for the username.
Twitter has already eased the original restrictions and doesn't count photos, videos, polls and other things toward the character limit.
TWITTER HAS begun a trial of 280 character tweets, double the traditional 140. These Asian languages have different writing systems and shorter tweets on average - they will not be included in the extended character allotment. But it said the new limit, while double the size, is "still brief".