Twitter 10,000-character limit will change micro blogging site
Twitter is going to completely change the micro blogging site. The word limit on the social networking site is going to be increased by manifolds and if rumors are to be believed, you will be able to tweet with as many as 10,000 characters.
So the whole concept of micro blogging site is going to undergo a metamorphosis of sorts.
The social networking site is increasingly feeling the heat of increased competition. As Facebook is racing ahead with increasing penetration in new and newer markets, Twitter is being marginalized with shrinking profit and reduced interest from its users.
The latest decision may be a well thought out strategy to take on Facebook in more practical fashion.
Latest reports attributed to company insiders suggest that Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet longer than its traditional 140-character limit. The company is currently considering a 10,000-character limit, recode.net reported, adding that Twitter may launch this feature toward the end of the first quarter. This is the character limit the company uses for its Direct Messages product. According to the report, it is also possible that the 10,000-character feature may change before it is finally rolled out.
Nonetheless it may take some time before the feature is available to end users. “Twitter is currently testing a version of the product in which tweets appear the same way they do now, displaying just 140 characters, with some kind of call to action that there is more content you can’t see,” recode.net said, quoting sources.
The micro blogging siteâ€™s 140-character limit has been around as long as Twitter has and has become part of the product’s personality. Twitter is also working on the idea of changing its reverse chronological timeline. The micro-blogging site is experimenting with a Facebook-type way of sorting your timeline where tweets are sorted by relevance and not in reverse chronological order as it happens now. According to motherboard.vice.com, Twitter is working with algorithms similar to the ones Facebook uses to order items on your news feed.
In the meantime while talking about the development a company spokesperson said, â€œThis is an experiment. We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitterâ€. Twitter has been hinting towards an algorithmic-driven news feed for more than a year. The test is part of CEO Jack Dorsey’s promise for bold changes to Twitter to help get it out of its slow growth, Wall Street Journal reported.
Dorsey went on to add, â€œYou will see us continue to question our reverse chronological timeline, and all the work it takes to build one by finding and following accountsâ€¦We continue to show a questioning of our fundamentals in order to make the product easier and more accessible to more peopleâ€.