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

The rumor that set off a million Tweetstorms

A Twitter Inc. tweet on an iPhone

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

While others were lamenting about the 3-page length:

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

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

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


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