Will the new 280-character limit ruin Twitter? | The Tylt

Will the new 280-character limit ruin Twitter?

Twitter just doubled its famous 140-character limit to 280, and the response has been... mixed. Brevity is the soul of wit, and many found the challenge of expressing ideas in 140 characters Twitter's best feature. Critics argue CEO Jack Dorsey should've fixed Twitter's Nazi/bot problem first—or added an edit button. But the old character limit didn't exactly prevent people from rambling. No one likes change. We survived the new Instagram logo, we'll survive this too. What do you think? 📲

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The 140-character limit was Twitter's signature feature. It demanded users express themselves concisely. If Twitter users wanted a feed clogged with people rambling on incoherently for paragraphs about nonsense, they'd be on Facebook.

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And many say with Russians operatives using Twitter to disrupt democratic elections and neo-Nazis organizing on the platform, this latest update was maybe the least necessary change ever. Now Putin, white supremacists, and men's rights groups will have 280 characters at their disposal to spread vitriol, disinformation, and hate. Great work @Jack!

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Others think the freakout about the update is completely unwarranted—find something else to bitch about, Twitterati.

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But others are loving the expanded character count. More is more!

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FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Will the new 280-character limit ruin Twitter?
A festive crown for the winner
#TwitterIsRuined
#BringOn280