Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Seems Cool With 10,000 Character Tweets

By Justin Lafferty Comment

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The big news in the Twittersphere Tuesday was the possibility of Twitter moving way, way beyond its signature 140-character limit.

The new rumored limit? 10,000 characters. But only 140 would show up on first viewing, to save people from a clogged timeline.

While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey didn’t confirm or deny such reports, a tweet sent Tuesday afternoon shows that Dorsey is definitely open to changing the character limit.

Dorsey shared a screenshot of a note:

While Dorsey is open to longform tweets, Twitter users seem torn. Analysis from Brandwatch shows that sentiment about #Twitter10k is 54 percent positive, 46 percent negative.

Brandwatch also ran a Twitter poll, asking followers how they feel about potential 10,000-character tweets. Early reactions are markedly negative:

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Readers: What do you think of expanding the character limit on Twitter?

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