Fantastic news for those of you on the internet that have opinions: Twitter is upping its character count. By a lot. Standard on Twitter since day zero has been the 140 word count. It’s cute, it’s got a sort of haiku-vibe going on. But it doesn’t let you complain about minutiae like you really want to. To really describe the b*tchy look the coffee bar barista gave you, you need more like 1400 characters.
And that’s just what Twitter is going to offer.
Now, granted, you don’t have to use the entirety of what amounts to a novella’s worth of text. If you like to constrain yourself to 140 characters, that’s fine. But big advertisers were reluctant to endorse Twitter because they were reportedly not offered enough words to accurately describe their product. So now the microblogging format is really just going to be a blogging format. In fact, you’ll be proud to know the entirety of this article could fit in one of the new Twitter posts.
The change is expected to happen soon, so when you suddenly have massive walls of Twitter text, you’ll know why. Join the revolution.