Twitter fucking up with 10.000 characters limit

If you haven’t heard yet, Twitter is planning to increase character limit from current 140 to 10.000 (ten thousand). While I’d sometimes appreciate more space to write, going OVER 9000 (hehe) is a bit crazy idea.

I agree 140 is a bit small sometimes, especially since all @, # and attached images count towards the 140 characters limit. But there is an easy solution for that.

Keep 140 characters limit, but take out all the above. So, no matter how many people you address or how many hashtags you include, you’ll always have 140 characters to write.

I don’t get it how Twitter didn’t think of this and I’ve been talking about this several months ago. This way you’d keep things compact, but give people actual 140 characters to use.

I’ve actually been in situations where so many people were included in a Tweet I was unable to write anything at all. When I wanted to make a reply, character count was already showing a minus value. It’s rare but no less dumb and just shows a bigger problem within Twitter structure itself.

What do you think? What is better, my idea of actual usable 140 characters or Twitter’s 10.000 characters?

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