Jack Dorsey: 140 character Tweet limit is staying

Featured on Today.com with Carson Daly and Matt Lauer, when asked about the 140 character limit Twitter imposes on tweets he replies, “Its staying its a good, its a good constraint for us and its uh, it allows for of the moment brevity”. It seemed after watching the clip that Jack wanted to emphasize the fact that its users were having conversations. This leads us to believe that he wants to push the idea that Twitter is more than just a place you post your status, a singular, monologue expression, but rather an interactive messaging platform where real dialogue occurs. Check the link below for the video.

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spence88
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spence88
2 years 8 months ago

I've been using Twitter for the longest time I can remember and I didn't know that the Tweet limit was 140 characters. I have been fooling myself all along. I thought it was 160. In all seriousness, in my opinion, it should stay that way. "Don't fix what ain't broke", as they always say. I believe that "short and restricted statements" is the formula that made Twitter successful. I am glad that Twitter is not changing any of that.

puneeth8994
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2 years 7 months ago

I think it’s for the best. Sometimes change isn’t really good or better and common, who really wants to read essays?
It’s called tweet for a reason. It’s gotta stay short and sweet. Twitter has gained it’s enormous success and has beat sites like Facebook with this strategy and shorter statements usually lead to a much more interactive session.
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jamesbonner
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2 years 7 months ago

Well I think that not changing the tweet chars limit is good and bad in the same time, sometimes 140 chars isn’t really enough to express what you want to say, I think they should make it 200 at least (there was a way to bypass those limits but it doesn’t works anymore) also as puneth8994 said, keep it short is the main success reason for twitter !
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Villiam
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2 years 7 months ago

As the old saying goes, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Twitter is doing better than ever, why should they change anything. I think they should stick to what is working.
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Benoit W
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2 years 7 months ago
I pеrsоnаlly think еxpаnding thе сhаrасtеr limit might dеstrоy Twittеr’s uniquе ‘shоrt, rеаl-timе’ сhаrасtеr, but I саn sее Mаrс’s аnd оthеrs PОV оn twееt stоrms аnd lоng pоsts. But (а) it wоuld tаkе а lоt оf еffоrt аnd еxpеrimеntаtiоn tо gеt thаt еxpеriеnсе right, аnd (b) tо mе it’s unсlеаr еxасtly whаt this сhаngе wоuld buy, аnd if it’s wоrth mеssing аrоund givеn Twittеr’s соrе priоritiеs right nоw. If yоu lооk аt аny оf thе big turnаrоund stоriеs frоm thе pаst (Аpplе, Nеtflix), thе соmmоn thеmе hаs bееn fосus оn thе соrе. Fоr Twittеr, thаt соrе is rеаl-timе ‘vоiсе оf… Read more »
Issun
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2 years 7 months ago
I’m glad they aren’t changing it. With the exodus of execs back in January and the closure of the popular client Tweetdeck for windows on April 15th, things are changing a lot anyway. Rolling the features from Tweetdeck into Twitter itself, as they are apparently planning, is going to make Twitter even more complicated and risks putting new users off since it isn’t going to be as simple as sign up and post anymore. I’m moving to Hootsuite, which isn’t free but is simpler than Tweetdeck and doesn’t have the same feature-come-security-hole, that allows anyone on a managed twitter account… Read more »
rz3300
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2 years 7 months ago

Well I am glad that they finally came out and made a definitive statement. I have heard everything from they are keeping it to they are limiting it more to they are leaving it open to however many characters you want, all of which might be a drastic change to have to adapt to. I am a proponent of the whole if it ain’t broke don’t fix it mentality, and I would think that it would apply in this case.
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Villiam
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2 years 7 months ago

Do you guys think it is too late to get into affiliate marketing on Twitter? Is the market saturated or is there room for more people to spring up? what do you think?
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Petesede
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2 years 7 months ago
[QUOTE=”Villiam, post: 430, member: 35″]Do you guys think it is too late to get into affiliate marketing on Twitter? Is the market saturated or is there room for more people to spring up? what do you think?[/QUOTE] In my opinion it is a waste of time. There are so many things you need to overcome. Twitter watches for spam very much and you get banned for repeating tweets. You will have a hard time picking up followers if your account is spamming a lot. If you do not automate, it can be very time consuming…. and finally, people are just… Read more »
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