Change is upon us. News has broken today that Twitter is currently testing an increase in their character limit, allowing some users to type up to 280 characters instead of the usual 140.
Shakespeare told us 'brevity is the soul of wit'. Dom Knight points out this is curious considering the length of his plays, but argues that brevity is definitely the soul of Twitter.
Some avid tweeters may agree that the conciseness of tweets has been seen as one of the service's most appealing features and, in theory, I agree if you're using it for a purpose.
However, those who mainly enjoy Twitter as a place to vent and complain about unsatisfying service, products and coffee in an attempt to get grovelling apologies, freebies and discounts (ahem - guilty) will only be encouraged to become ever-more vocal. As if melodramatic moi needed encouragement...
"We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters – we felt it, too. But we tried this, saw the power of what it will do, and fell in love with this new, still brief, constraint," she said.