Good (or not if you follow @realDonaldTrump) news! Twitter announced on Tuesday that they are testing the possibility of doubling the allowed Twitter character limit for users to 280 characters.
Some people were titillated by the idea, opening them up to a WORLD and WEALTH of new tweet possibilities...
But so many others immediately responded with NO — as in NO one wants this.
Twitter CEO @jack commented on the experiment with a 280-character tweet and...I'm sorry, @jack, this is too goddamned long.
Ahhh, there you go @jack.
Who asked for this, Twitter? people asked. WHO.
People quickly showed us the nihilism that lies ahead.
(Including so many more stolen, but now longer, tweets.)
Longer and more specific death threats!
Memes, but more scrolling!
And for President Trump — oh my god, President Trump.
@jack: Please proceed with caution with this.
There is more at risk than you think.
Characters are power.
...And just a lot of more time spent on random people's random ramblings.
But hey, you'll still have an equal chance of making it into a BuzzFeed post.
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