Twitter’s 140-character limit forces its users to be funnier. It can’t compete with Facebook and shouldn’t try

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s favourite social network for conducting diplomacy and insulting NFL players announced a major change.

Twitter is currently testing an increase in the character limit, allowing some users to type in up to 280 characters instead of the usual 140. And that was enough to inspire Twitter’s ever-vocal users to vent, 140 characters at a time – or, for the few lucky testers, 280.

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