Twitter will relax its restrictions on 140 characters in its messages, the CEO of the company said yesterday.
According to an interview in the New York Times, CEO Jack Dorsey said people will be able to use longer tweets in the future.
But that’s a move that could backfire, because many people have come to appreciate the non-verbose tweet as a way of getting across a point in a sharp and sometimes shocking way.
Dorsey is facing competition from other social media outfits but has a loyal user base that is against making the tweet longer than 140 characters, the New York Times reports.
The newspaper said that in March such a prospect of lengthening tweets caused Dorsey to backtrack on a similar scheme.
Some people are put off by the 140 character rule because they cannot express a simple thought without using at least 200 paragraphs. [That’s enough words, Ed.]