Twitter is finally making a change people have been wanting for years. They’re upping the character limit from 140 characters to 280. However, with the mix of political figures causing mayhem, bullying, and trolling still being quite big factors on Twitter, the Internet had quite a lot to say about where Twitter should be focusing their efforts.
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— Hanna Brooks Olsen (@mshannabrooks) September 26, 2017
*Us*: Twitter has a problem with harassment in 140 characters
*Twitter*: NOW YOU CAN HARASS PEOPLE WITH 280 CHARACTERS!
— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) September 26, 2017
Will threads be half as long or twice as long
— Emma Hinchliffe (@_emmahinchliffe) September 26, 2017
Imagine how many accidental wars Trump could start in 280 characters. https://t.co/6OT4BQAAgC
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) September 26, 2017
| 280 |
| IS |
| TOO |
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— San Francisco Magazine (@sanfranmag) September 26, 2017
Maybe Twitter thinks Trump won't start nuclear armageddon if he just has twice the characters to explain himself in?
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) September 26, 2017
The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is that it forces you to express your ideas concisely (1/47)
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 26, 2017
new twitter pic.twitter.com/cCs4OETTEv
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 26, 2017
When Twitter increases the character limit … pic.twitter.com/kwtKELuw8n
— Henny (@HennyEmpowers) September 27, 2017
Imagine if Twitter's character limit was based on penis size. That wou
— Cervantes Bullz (@ABathingAnthony) September 28, 2017