Twitter trail

Twitter trail

The introduction of the 280-character limit on Twitter has garnered a lot of reactions from users around the world. Closer home, Bengalureans share their opinion on this new feature.     

 

 

Deepika Singhania, writer"I am not for the 280-character limit. At least with the previous 140-characters, people had to creatively think and limit themselves about what they want to  tweet. However, now it looks like, with more characters in the pocket, people will have  more space for hatred towards each other."

 

 

Varun Hemachandran, social entrepreneur"I think it is a good addition. It has been long over-due. I know a lot of people are not happy with the 280-character limit, but not everyone is good at shortening their thoughts and writing in  140-characters. 280-characters will make it more convenient and easier for a person to fit in their thoughts. This will not take away the purpose of Twitter in any way."    

 

 

Suneel Raghavendra, filmmaker  "I am completely indifferent towards this feature. There are other more important things that social media platforms like Twitter should focus on. Anyway, even before the introduction of the 280-character limit, people still used to thread their tweets together and said what they had to. So be it 140 or 280, to abuse or threaten people, only 10 words are enough. I don't think this feature will make any difference in the usage of the platform."

 

 

Sadiq Ahmed, gaming consultant : "It is definitely a good move. Usually when people want to tweet a long post, they would write that down on  a notepad or phone, take a screenshot and then post the picture. Now,  with the 280-character limit, they can tweet their thoughts directly. I was waiting for a long time for this to happen. I am also looking forward for Twitter to come up with a feature where the tweets can be edited. This feature will help many Twitteratis."

 

 

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