Twitter destroyed the world’s attention span, but grew a legion of concise wits. Now it’s throwing away its identity as it wants to become a full blogging service with the new Notes feature.
Twitter’s original 140-character limit was a nod to text message history that we’ve all forgotten. But if we didn’t remember the reason for the limit, most of us learned to write concisely, while you also know people who opted to write insanely instead.Perhaps regretting the insanity, perhaps regretting trying to shorten our attention span, Twitter expanded the limit to 280 characters in 2017. The verdict is still out on if that was an improvement or not.