Should Twitter Be More Than 140 Characters?

TwitterSince it’s inception Twitter has been limited to 140 characters. There have been a few changes to the Tweets over the years. Such as tagging, links and photos that has changed the Twitter feed. Re/Code has reported that Twitter is considering lifting the 140 character limits to Tweets. Is this a good thing or bad? How will it affect Business?

One thing I love about Twitter is you can easily skim my Twitter feed. The 140 character limit keeps people brief. Its also about sharing information fast. How will this really change the service? I have a few questions about the new proposed change.

My questions are:

  • In the Re/Code article they mention it may have a read more button. Will this be included?
  • Will this be accepted by the Twitter audience, such a drastic change to the news feed?
  • Twitter’s news feed is unfiltered and in chronological order, will they keep this or do a more created feed like Facebook?
  • Are there going to be more services such as Moments?
  • How will this affect analytics and Engagement?
  • With more words will spam be increased?

Its very interesting change in the works. Time will tell if Twitter will make these changes to their service. Since the New CEO Jack Dorsey is in charge they were looking to make some positive changes to the service! I will keep you posted on the new features as they are released.

Tim is the founder of Element33. A social media agency specializing in education, management and strategy for small businesses. He comes from a traditional marketing agency but has embraced all things digital. He considers himself a marketing nerd and believes that all marketing is tied together. This means no matter what silo you are in, social, email, seach, etc, changes in one will affect the other!

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