Thoughts About Twitter’s 10,000 Character Limit Idea

By now, you’ve heard that Twitter is considering the possibility of increasing their current 140 character limit to 10,000. Jack Dorsey, the co-founder & CEO of Twitter, has weighed in on this potential update.

The responses to his tweet are numerous. Here’s a sampling.

And finally, this.

It’s entirely possible that this is some clever way of gathering people’s opinions about Twitter. Also, it’s a great way to stoke user passions about the service.

Ultimately, I don’t see Twitter changing their core service that drastically. In my opinion, this will end up being a move similar to Facebook Video in that they are trying to keep people on their service as opposed to sending them away to YouTube. So, I imagine this as an extension / feature similar to how Slack implements posts. To the user, they’ll see an enhanced version of a Twitter Card, encouraging people to click and read more.

Of course, I could be wrong.

How do you think Twitter will implement this new feature? Tell me in the comments!