Reports of the demise of Twitter’s 140-character limit have been greatly exaggerated, according to the company’s CEO.
“It’s staying,” Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO and co-founder, said in an interview with the Today Show on Friday, marking his clearest denial yet on the issue.
“It’s a good constraint for us,” he continued in the interview, pegged to the 10th anniversary of Twitter next week. “It allows for of-the-moment brevity.”
“It’s staying.” @jack when asked about changing @twitter’s 140 character limit.
Before you feel too soothed by Dorsey’s reassurances on the matter, remember this is the same person who strongly implied last month that Twitter would not “reorder timelines next week,” in response to a report that the social network would introduce an algorithmic news feed. Read more…