No, Twitter Isn’t Ditching Its 140-Character Limit. Here’s What It Might Do Instead

September 29, 2015 7:42 PM

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This sounds like big news, if true, and in a way it is. But prepare yourself: It’s going to get very widely glossed as “Twitter is lifting the 140-character limit,” and I think that is likely to turn out to be misleading. (Oh look, Business Insider already went ahead and glossed it that way.)

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