Too Many Characters Here

Twitter has finally done it.  After a brief test run, today they announced that the character limit for tweets will officially double, to two hundred eighty.  Soon we’ll all have that dubious privilege.

Given the shortened attention span caused by habitual online surfing, will most people be able to handle reading the longer posts?  Only time will tell.

Okay, I’ll share my real gripe.  In the past few years, I’ve developed a skill for expressing a thought in a short text piece.  Now that talent is rendered obsolete.  It’s okay.  I’ll adjust.

On the other hand, there may be an alternative.  I’ll look for a regular job.  Is anyone hiring file clerks?

Note: The sample tweet in this post is fake.  I created it with Windows 10 tools.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-character/twitter-to-roll-out-280-character-tweets-worldwide-idUSKBN1D72ZBHCwrites Twitter Essay Final

 

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