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JustRalph
09-26-2017, 08:09 PM
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16363912/twitter-character-limit-increase-280-test

Huge change

kingfin66
09-26-2017, 11:28 PM
As a non-Twitter user I have no idea if this is a good thing. I have but one question, should we care?

JustRalph
09-27-2017, 02:22 AM
As a non-Twitter user I have no idea if this is a good thing. I have but one question, should we care?

If they stay with it, Twitter is a cesspool but itís also a fantastic way to get news and spread info quickly.

There are companies who use it to direct their daily activities, update sales people etc. but thatís few and far between. Doubling the size of a tweet may allow much more functionality.

I think they should charge for the extra length

Clocker
09-27-2017, 12:01 PM
There are companies who use it to direct their daily activities, update sales people etc.

How is that any better than email? I'm another horse and buggy guy that has never used Twitter.

JustRalph
09-27-2017, 12:54 PM
How is that any better than email? I'm another horse and buggy guy that has never used Twitter.

Itís immediate. Email is not. No server to maintain etc

You can set your phone for instant notifications etc

All it takes is a basic phone on a cell net to tweet.

Instant access to pics and video

Lots of news events have been tweeted almost live.

Including the raid on Usama bin Ladin.

You can do instant polls and surveys

Hashtags narrow your target audience and subjects

Itís free.

Thereís more.........but Iíll stop.

It should be a subscription service to weed out the scum. It would make money if it was by subscription.

AltonKelsey
09-27-2017, 02:05 PM
twitter a great idea (really a ripoff of irc) but handled badly from day 1

no attempt made to limit fraudulent accounts. lots of spam

but still useful, if obnoxious