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(Mashable)   Musk proposing increasing the Twitter character limit to 1,000, proving that there are limits to free speech   (mashable.com) divider line
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1947 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Nov 2022 at 10:35 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 7:49:13 PM  
240 is tons for there, plus it's VERY good practice for making tight headlines for FARK.
 
2022-11-28 8:04:02 PM  
He can call it "Live Journal"
 
2022-11-28 8:37:16 PM  
So it's a blog site now.
 
2022-11-28 8:39:57 PM  
Jugemu Jugemu Goko no Surikire Kaijarisuigyo no Suigyomatsu Unraimatsu Furaimatsu Ku Neru Tokoro ni Sumu Tokoro Yabura Koji no Bura Koji Paipo-paipo Paipo no Shuringan Shuringan no Gurindai Gurindai no Ponpokopi no Ponpokona no Chokyumei no Chosuke last seen booking a flight to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and sharpening his typewriter.
 
2022-11-28 8:45:26 PM  
More desperate moves from the Elongated Muskrat

Honestly it just sounds like he's scrambling to keep people interested in the platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it's hemorrhaging users daily, and that the increase in engagement he's reported is faked or bots
 
2022-11-28 8:51:57 PM  
Changing the systems in a big way is probably not a great idea right now.  Can't wait for the fireworks.
 
2022-11-28 8:52:31 PM  

no1curr: More desperate moves from the Elongated Muskrat

Honestly it just sounds like he's scrambling to keep people interested in the platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it's hemorrhaging users daily, and that the increase in engagement he's reported is faked or bots


I could believe that the increased engagement is people rubber necking the dumpster fire
 
2022-11-28 9:14:03 PM  

Gubbo: no1curr: More desperate moves from the Elongated Muskrat

Honestly it just sounds like he's scrambling to keep people interested in the platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it's hemorrhaging users daily, and that the increase in engagement he's reported is faked or bots

I could believe that the increased engagement is people rubber necking the dumpster fire


I logged in to download my Archive.   Took four days to become available but I have it and I'm waiting to pull the trigger on my account.

/No one cares about Departures or Arrivals
 
2022-11-28 9:52:42 PM  
It's Morbin time!
 
2022-11-28 9:53:23 PM  
ehhh wrong thread

/good headline tho subby
 
2022-11-28 10:07:11 PM  

gameshowhost: ehhh wrong thread

/good headline tho subby


Not really
 
2022-11-28 10:11:52 PM  

plecos: gameshowhost: ehhh wrong thread

/good headline tho subby

Not really


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2022-11-28 10:38:55 PM  
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Just another symptom. <a simp billionaire>
 
2022-11-28 10:39:47 PM  
Tl;dr
 
2022-11-28 10:39:58 PM  
If he really wants to increase the number of Twitter posts he should lower the limit to one character per tweet.
 
2022-11-28 10:40:47 PM  

LurkerSupreme: If he really wants to increase the number of Twitter posts he should lower the limit to one character per tweet.


K
 
2022-11-28 10:40:53 PM  
I think this is a terrible idea, and here's why:

(1 of 35)
 
2022-11-28 10:41:34 PM  
Brevity is the soul of wit. Musk is something else.
 
2022-11-28 10:42:55 PM  
RIP impossible to follow Thread Reader links on the Pol Tab.
 
2022-11-28 10:43:10 PM  
420 would have made more sense.
 
jvl
2022-11-28 10:44:19 PM  
Problem: Advertisers are leaving in droves and you have no substitute income stream.

Solution: Tidy the deck chairs
 
2022-11-28 10:44:26 PM  
I don't see any way Twitter recovers.

Musk embarrassed it into oblivion. The internet doesn't suffer that kind of stuff. It's at the level of AOL, now.
 
2022-11-28 10:44:36 PM  
Who farking cares?
 
2022-11-28 10:44:38 PM  
Does he even have engineers working there to make changes like this to the code?
 
2022-11-28 10:44:39 PM  
I'd hate Twitter less if it went to a 1,000 word limit.

But this still isn't enough for me to sign up.
 
2022-11-28 10:45:13 PM  

realmolo: I don't see any way Twitter recovers.

Musk embarrassed it into oblivion. The internet doesn't suffer that kind of stuff. It's at the level of AOL, now.


At least AOL I got a few free drink coasters once in a while.
 
2022-11-28 10:46:49 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Gubbo: no1curr: More desperate moves from the Elongated Muskrat

Honestly it just sounds like he's scrambling to keep people interested in the platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it's hemorrhaging users daily, and that the increase in engagement he's reported is faked or bots

I could believe that the increased engagement is people rubber necking the dumpster fire

I logged in to download my Archive.   Took four days to become available but I have it and I'm waiting to pull the trigger on my account.

/No one cares about Departures or Arrivals


your cat is your friend, but it won't drive you to the airport.
 
2022-11-28 10:47:25 PM  
You invented texting? ::pat pat::
 
2022-11-28 10:48:51 PM  
This Muskie fellow...first with the crying when they attacked his wife in 1972, now this.
 
2022-11-28 10:49:47 PM  
"Twitter's character limit has always been a divisive topic, with some users wanting more characters while others claim that increasing the limit will reduce the quality of posts and water down Twitter's identity which is largely associated with brevity."

Yea, because every posts ever made by Trump was like having an angel from Heaven bless you with a fart.
 
2022-11-28 10:50:12 PM  
I think 300 is enough. 300 was.enough to stop the Persian army for a few days, it should be good enough to express your ideas succinctly.
 
2022-11-28 10:51:45 PM  
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2022-11-28 10:52:46 PM  
Wanna know what 1000 characters looks like:
https://techcrunch.com/2016/01/05/140-to-10k/
 
2022-11-28 10:52:50 PM  
Skum is ready for 1000. He's cleared up quite a bit of HDD space and added two Zip drives.
 
2022-11-28 10:53:34 PM  
Oh boy I can't wait for this feature to be abused like a rented mule! There's no way this can backfire!
 
2022-11-28 10:53:42 PM  
DRTFA but I'll honestly be surprised if he didn't think to tie this to his stupid pay for Twitter system
 
2022-11-28 10:54:47 PM  
How about we reduce the character limit, and implement a solution to detect individual syllables, and make everyone talk in haikus if they want to post?
 
2022-11-28 10:56:38 PM  

jvl: Problem: Advertisers are leaving in droves and you have no substitute income stream.

Solution: Tidy the deck chairs

Accuse them of being enemies of free speech.
 
2022-11-28 10:58:43 PM  
That'll make things easier for all those people that mistake Twitter for their blog.
 
2022-11-28 11:00:16 PM  

Boo_Guy: That'll make things easier for all those people that mistake Twitter for their blog.


Doesn't make a difference. Fark has linked to tons of full articles on Twitter, just split into multiple posts. They've been blogging on there for ages.
 
2022-11-28 11:00:43 PM  
Yeah, the problem was letting any Nazi with a phone type too few characters.
 
2022-11-28 11:00:58 PM  

SpaceyCat: Does he even have engineers working there to make changes like this to the code?


Yea, all the visa holders that are desperately trying not to be sent back.
 
2022-11-28 11:01:08 PM  
"Aw, a thousand character limit isn't for you - it's more of a Shelbyville thing."

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2022-11-28 11:01:40 PM  

SpaceyCat: Does he even have engineers working there to make changes like this to the code?


he's probably convinced himself he's seen enough code in the last week to be able to do it himself

that's why he wanted everyone to bring printed out code. he was cramming for the exam.
 
2022-11-28 11:01:47 PM  
Why not 3,116,480 characters so I could plagiarise share King James Bible?

/spaces don't count
 
2022-11-28 11:01:49 PM  

TomDooley: 420 would have made more sense.


Nah, 357 would have been a good fit.
 
2022-11-28 11:02:49 PM  
I like how the user basically suggested turning Twitter into Facebook. When there is a long post, you get a "Show More" button, and it is "seamless".
 
2022-11-28 11:09:10 PM  
Does it matter?  He's pissing off Apple enough to have them consider ditching the app entirely.

It's pretty much over, we're just waiting to see if it's going to be a hilarious ending with everything going down and Musk loudly shiatting himself on video or a dull one where people go 'oh, it's Digg now' and going to something else that fulfills the need but isn't run with some weird-looking guy with mental issues.
 
2022-11-28 11:09:23 PM  
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2022-11-28 11:09:34 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: Gubbo: no1curr: More desperate moves from the Elongated Muskrat

Honestly it just sounds like he's scrambling to keep people interested in the platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it's hemorrhaging users daily, and that the increase in engagement he's reported is faked or bots

I could believe that the increased engagement is people rubber necking the dumpster fire

I logged in to download my Archive.   Took four days to become available but I have it and I'm waiting to pull the trigger on my account.

/No one cares about Departures or Arrivals


Honest question: what did you get from your archive? Is that really something that you need?
 
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