Twitter Users React to Prospect of a 10,000-Character Limit

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Twitter may up its character-length limit from 140 characters to 10,000 characters, and many users don't appear to be happy. Here's a quick look:

Some users are debating the future usefulness of screen grabs:  

https://twitter.com/matt_levine/status/684418390497296384

Jeb Bush's communications director gave it a thumbs down:

https://twitter.com/Timodc/status/684417213005172736

Tony Fratto of Hamilton Place Strategies pointed out that this is a departure from the "micro blogging" platform Twitter was founded on:

https://twitter.com/TonyFratto/status/684419656065638401

Some were commenting on the abundance of web space for blogging:

https://twitter.com/joshuatopolsky/status/684421885917032450

 Others were wondering how this would help solve Twitter's problems when it comes to growing monthly active users:

https://twitter.com/lucastimmons/status/684426719684464641

 Ivan the K, whose bio says "Vice Chairman of Finance Twitter," was not the least bit excited about this news:

https://twitter.com/IvanTheK/status/684419911792377857

Bloomberg's own David Gura pointed out just how long 10,000 characters actually is:

https://twitter.com/davidgura/status/684418537465724929

While others were lamenting about the 3-page length:

https://twitter.com/RampCapitalLLC/status/684418543799152640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management took the opportunity to be sarcastic:

https://twitter.com/ReformedBroker/status/684419523081035776

 Some users were asking about other sites to go to if this report does indeed come true:

https://twitter.com/GoddessofGrain/status/684419451014361089

Finally, some were calling for a reduction in the 140 character limit rather than an increase:

https://twitter.com/LadyFOHF/status/684420417675771904