Twitter has officially confirmed rumors surrounding the removal of media and @replies from the 140 character count.
Media attachments, such as photos and videos, will no longer count toward the character limit. @names in reply to Tweets will be removed from the count and people will now be able to Retweet and Quote Tweet themselves, enabling them to resurface any of their previous Tweets and add new commentary. In addition, any new Tweet beginning with a @name will be seen by all followers.
We’re not giving up on the idea of Twitter being in the moment. That concept of brevity, speed and live conversation – being able to think of something and put it out [...]
Twitter inc. is making several changes that will affect its users in a good way. While the 140 character limit has stayed a major reason for its popularity, it was originally set for use with text messaging or SMS service.
Twitter had earlier considered raising the tweet limit to 10000 characters, but the company realizes that the length of the tweets has majorly been the reason for the popularity of the now “trend” network.
Now, however the company is planning to exclude the media and links attached from the counted characters in the tweets. this will free up more space for actual wordage.
Twitter is also, much like facebook, betting big on video and [...]
Trust the social media to explode when something big happens. The Apple launch was that ‘something big’ that went viral on the internet and major social media sites from the moment the event began. Just hours before the launch Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, tweeted his excitement on showing the world what he and his team had up their sleeves.
Just a few hours to go here in SF! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. http://t.co/DeBsAD67p5 pic.twitter.com/DLIPTK2m1L
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 9, 2015
Here are some Twitter reactions from around the world that bombarded the internet once the devices were unveiled. And [...]