The main hallmark of Twitter, since its inception, has gradually faded over the years, partly due to uses devised by the users themselves, and also due to modifications and new functions that have been added to the social network. I am speaking, of course, of the language economy model taken to its maximum expression, the 140-character limitation that you had to face every time you wanted to post a message.
This limitation was actually one of its great strengths, a unique hallmark and one of the reasons why its users enjoyed Twitter so much. The synthesis capacity allowed consuming a large volume of information in a fast and very effective way. Conversations were much more dynamic than they are today, and the ability for users to constrain an entire message to 140 characters was sometimes astounding.
Little by little, however, this changed. they came first the services that allowed to expand the capacity of each tweet, from adding images to providing the ability to post long messages, which were excerpted in the tweet but could be read in full via a link. Shortly after, Twitter began to add functions so that part of this type of element (images, videos, locations, etc.) could be included in the messages without affecting the character count.
✨ Introducing: Notes ✨
We’re testing a way to write longer on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/SnrS4Q6toX
—TwitterWrite (@TwitterWrite) June 22, 2022
Then came the Twitter threadsfirst manually, and then already integrated into the service interface itself, and in between the doubling of the maximum size of tweets, from 140 to 280 characters. And more recently, the tool to write and publish newsletters, which is displayed when a user starts to write a thread. At some point, Twitter decided that the limitation was no longer a hallmark, it was just a limitation without more.
The latest example of this is found in Twitter Notes, a new feature announced by the Twitter Write account in this messageand that what it shows us is, in reality, a tool suspiciously similar to blog publishing. At the moment the function has been deployed only to certain users, in order to collect feedback in the face of its potential arrival to the rest of the users of the social network. In this link you can see what a post created with this new feature looks like.
With Twitter Write there doesn’t seem to be a character limit or, if it exists, it should be high enough to be able to publish long entries, like those that would be published in a blog, but with the functions of the social network, such as the possibility of retweeting them, interaction functions, etc. . The question, yes, is whether a link or section will be offered so that users can directly access the “notes” of a specific profile.