Waving two fingers at the 140 character limit of Twitter, Facebook users can use such an amount to ramble before getting to the point, as the limit has been upped to "more than 60,000."
It was announced via a picture (above) that Facebook's Journalist manager Vadim Lavrusik uploaded to his wall, making the claim:
In September, we increased the character limit on status updates to 5,000 characters. Today, we're announcing that you can now write posts with more than 60,000 characters.
63,206 to be specific.
The character limits have been expanding rather rapidly since the 160 character limit you'd find in March 2009: moving briskly to 420 soon after. But the biggest jump before this has been from 500 to 5,000 this summer, and now...it's going to get a whole lot more annoying. If there's any benefit to this, you won't have to...see more again.
This pretty much spits in the face of social media making data short, which seems to be an opposite direction. The beneficiary was that it forced you to keep things concise, which is what you want from a social network. All that rambling is for bloggers like us.
Can you see yourself using all 63,206 of those characters to communicate a point? Or will this just be the single greatest opportunity in trolling?
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