280 characters on Twitter hasn’t been a game changer after all

For years earlier than it came about, other people debated whether or not it must. And when Twitter in any case did double the utmost duration of a tweet–which it did a yr in the past as of late–a few of us had been skittish about such a basic shift.

But in step with some stats the corporate is liberating to mark the anniversary, Twitter hasn’t modified that a lot within the 280-character technology, except for getting a bit extra understandable and, perhaps, well mannered:

  • The maximum commmon tweet duration has in fact long gone down through one persona, from 34 to 33
  • 88% of tweets are nonetheless 140 characters or beneath
  • Only 1% of tweets hit the 280 persona prohibit
  • The use of abbreviations to avoid wasting house has very much lowered (and those that do use them, I feel, glance sillier than ever)
  • Use of “please” and “thanks” are up through 54% and 22% respectively

When 280 characters arrived, I meant, in brief, to stick with a non-public 140-character prohibit. That became out to be difficult to perform, since Twitter additionally did away with the best persona counter in prefer of a little circle that crammed in as you typed. Today, I don’t obsess over what number of characters I’m tweeting. But please, Twitter–don’t even consider upping the rely to 560.