Twitter increased its character limit from 140 to 280, leaving many people wondering whether it was a good move.
Staff writer Amani Reed asked UNC students, "What do you think of Twitter's character increase?"
Sophomore Sarah Kreisler
Hispanic linguistics major
“I think it’s great, especially when factoring in the hashtags. The fact that you’re getting more characters means that you can write more. Hashtags especially give people a chance to reach more audiences.”
“I think the character increase is good, because 140 characters is really not that much space to get out a good message. Now it’s easier to spell certain words with all the letters instead of writing stuff like ‘dnt’ in your tweets.”
Sophomore Alexis Baker
Business administration major
“I think the character increase will make Twitter less fun. I don’t have a Twitter, but you can have a good message with a few words. With more characters, people will probably just ramble on and on like they do on Facebook.”
Sophomore Mai Sylla
“Even though the increase will allow people to explain themselves better, I feel like some people might carry it away and make it annoying, too.”
Senior Shubhang Mehta
“I can roast people with double the amount of characters.”
Sophomore Alex Bejarano
Global studies major
“I think it’s going to be funny to see what the public does with more words. Now that they have room to use more words, I wonder if some people will be able to spell correctly.”