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#Twitter10K: Will the short-form social network expand the character limit?


twitter10kSince Twitter’s start in 2006, one of the most defining (and often frustrating) characteristics of the platform has been its 140-character limit. Surprisingly, it looks like change may be coming to the short-form social network. Rumors have been flying since September that Twitter may be increasing its character count to 10,000. Last month, CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to share his thoughts on this issue.

Note that even in Dorsey’s message, he chose to use more than 140 characters. Clearly, Twitter recognizes its obstacles and is taking people’s suggestions into consideration. This change could provide more thorough and effective communication.

However, not everyone is thrilled about this potential change.

For the most part though, it seems like most people are divided.

There has been no official announcement from Twitter yet, so be on the lookout in the upcoming weeks. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @TheWilbertGroup, and join the conversation by using #Twitter10k.