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:
— Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016
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:
Readers: What do you think of expanding the character limit on Twitter?