I recently read that Twitter is expanding its longstanding 140-character limitation to 280. At least for a small group of people selected for the test.
Here’s what co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said about the decision.
“This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence!” – Jack Dorsey, CEO Twitter