Twitter can keep its extra characters, I want to edit tweets


Geez, Twitter, have you not been listening?

Yesterday, in an unsolicited act of largess, Twitter doubled the number of tweet characters from 140 to 280 characters for unspecified number of Twitter users. The change was announced by Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

This is exactly what we don’t need. Forget brevity. I’ve spent a decade perfecting concise, 140-character tweets, even coining the term Twoosh (like a “swoosh”) when I hit exactly that number.

I have applauded Twitter changes that reduced the impact of including Twitter handles and media on the character count. Read more…

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