Character-building could pay off for Twitter

Social media giant Twitter has been mocked for considering a doubling of tweet-length, but there is method in its apparent madness

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
1st October, 2017

Once the snark subsides, there are real questions to answer over Twitter’s experiment with 280-character limits for Tweets.

The social network announced the move last week, being wholly transparent about the move and its reasons for doing so. That alone is worth lauding, even if it is common sense. Too often radical changes, even in the experimental phase, get rolled out by IT companies without such an approach and the lack of transparency...

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