How 280 characters would've improved the most iconic tweets of our time

Twitter, Inc.'s 280-Character Limit: A Move in the Right Direction

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Others have said they're struggling to think of anything to fill the 280 characters. Only 0.4 percent of Japanese tweets compared to the 9 percent of English tweets hit the 140 character limit. That's 560 characters. It's basically a book.

The tweet that tops them all is City remembering Sergio Aguero's last-gasp victor against Queens Park Rangers to clinch the Premier League title, pipping cross-town rivals, United in 2012. Previously, if you had a promotion or piece of content that wouldn't fit within the 140-character limit, you would have to break it up into multiple tweets, link to a blog post or even share a photo of the entire thought, decreasing the chances people would actually read the whole thing.

Which means users can voice their opinions in much longer posts.

Cramming refers to languages on Twitter that have a high percentage of tweets hitting the 140-character limit.

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Twitter has revealed its new, larger 280 character limit has now been rolled out to all users, following a trial period when it was only available to certain selected ones. Those above 190 accounted for a mere 2%.

Apparently not feeling particularly inspired, Angela Merkel's spokesman said he would remain a man of few words - and few characters - on Twitter.

But, Twitter said, while obnoxiously long messages weren't flooding users' timelines, the more verbose tweets did let people fire off messages faster and, the company believes, with less agonizing over each message.

By the way, it took 2579 characters-or 10 280 character tweets-to file this story.

Test users "received more engagement (likes, retweets, @mentions), got more followers, and spent more time on Twitter", Rosen said. And, in the end, that's really what matters to Twitter.

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