Twitter doubling-up the character limit from 140 to 280?

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Twitter is trying to solve the words cramming problem for its 304 million global users. The micro-blogging social media website is probing on whether to extend the per tweet character limitation from 140 characters to 280 characters. The feature is currently available for only a small group of people for the testing purpose, but even in case if the feature is publically unbolted, every language except for Japanese, Chinese and Korean will be able to savour this benefit.

People who tweet in these three languages can give out their message more crisply and directly while using fewer characters as compared to other languages. It is believed that 9% of all tweets drafted in the English language hits the 140 characters limit in comparison to the 0.4% of all tweets written in Japanese reaching the character limits. The administration committee is looking confident about the improvement but only time will tell, whether the effort will be proven as a stab to the art of microblogging or will be proven as a more fluent way of communicating with extra space. The tweeting community awaits the decision.

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